How Wienerschnitzel handled a sudden surge of drive-thru business

J.R. Galardi, who took over this year as CEO of the chain’s parent company, discusses the industry’s changes and the pressure of stepping into the top role at a family-owned business.


Wienerschnitzel names J.R. Galardi CEO

The son of company founder John Galardi will become CEO of Galardi Group, which also operates Tastee Freeze and Hamburger Stand.

The company’s sales have thrived during the pandemic as consumers sought out drive-thrus and comfort food.

Restaurants launch all-American specials to celebrate Independence Day.

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J.R. Galardi has assumed the role after spending over 15 years learning the family business.

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