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BRIX Holdings also raised Dawn Petite to president of Friendly's after a 40-year affiliation.
Hunt previously led accounting for On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina before joining BRIX Holdings.
A scaled-down riff called Friendly's Cafe will fire up its kitchen next month.
The former Dickey's CIO will oversee tech at Jamco brands including Friendly's, Red Mango and Red Brick Pizza.
The P.F. Chang’s veteran will also be involved with a number of smaller affiliated restaurant brands, including Red Mango, Smoothie Factory and Souper Salad.
Ellis comes to the chains after leading marketing at Uncle Julio’s.
The chain-restaurant pioneer was 106.
Amici Partners Group said it intends to keep all 130 surviving locations open.
The 85-year-old family chain is getting its fifth owner. Here’s the saga of what happened under the prior four.
The company will be sold for just less than $2 million after the pandemic disrupted the chain’s sale process.