Nicolas Boudet has joined Dairy Queen as chief operating officer, international. In this role, Boudet will lead business in more than 20 countries outside of the U.S. and Canada. His role will include leading operations, franchise development, supply chain and marketing.
Boudet has more than 20 years of experience in business leadership at hospitality and quick-service restaurant brands.
Most recently, Boudet served as senior vice president global development and president of international at Wingstop. He was also executive vice president and international group president at Focus Brands, directing several concepts including Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon. Additionally, he has held leadership roles at Yum Brands.
“Our international business is our largest growth opportunity and bringing in a strong international franchise leader is paramount to deliver on our future success,” said Troy Bader, president and CEO at International Dairy Queen, in a statement. “With decades of increasingly successful franchise experience in the quick-service restaurant industry, Nicolas Boudet brings a vision and growth business mindset as we continue to expand in existing countries and enter new markets.”
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