Restaurant and Technology “Visionary” To Streamline And Scale Operations
New York, NY (RestaurantNews.com) New York-based fast casual Mediterranean concept The Hummus & Pita Co. has hired Matt Sheppard as Chief Operating Officer in its steps towards national expansion. “We’re eager to have a visionary like Matt in this key role as we grow The Hummus & Pita Co. into a global brand,” said Janice Axelrod, President and Founder. “We strive to build an experience for not only the guest but for the internal team as well, so it is critical to have an executive of his caliber supporting our corporate stores and franchisees.”
Before stepping into this current position, Sheppard held multiple senior leadership roles at McAlister’s Deli, including Vice President of Operations for Franchise Operations and Senior Director of Company Operations. Sheppard will utilize his unique franchise experience and industry knowledge to optimize the current Hummus & Pita Co. platform into a framework that provides best-in-class tools for current Hummus & Pita Co. franchisees and future members of their team.
“Hummus & Pita Co. is like nothing I’ve seen before. The combination of impeccable operations and amazing food make it an attractive concept for franchisees. I look forward to growing the company quickly in major U.S. markets,” said Sheppard.
Hummus & Pita Co. is partnered with Fransmart, the industry leading franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries, The Halal Guys, and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as their exclusive franchise development partner to grow the brand. The Hummus & Pita Co. is looking for experienced multi-unit foodservice operators to develop franchise territories in major markets. To learn more about Hummus & Pita Co. franchising opportunities please visit http://bit.ly/2h7pCJJ.
About The Hummus & Pita Co.
The Hummus & Pita Co . is a fast-casual restaurant brand serving homemade, fresh, and healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Founded in 2011, The Hummus and Pita Co . delivers authentic flavors with freshly baked bread and meats cooked in a traditional taboon oven, a wide variety of vegetarian options, and an atmosphere that is truly comfortable. The brand was founded in New York City and has begun it franchise expansion throughout the United States.
Fransmart is the global leader in franchise development, turning emerging restaurant concepts into national and global brands for over 10 years. Company founder Dan Rowe identified and grew brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill from 1-5 unit businesses to the powerhouse chains they are today. Fransmart’s current and past franchise development portfolio brands have opened more than 3,000 restaurants in 45 states and 35 countries. Fransmart and their partner brands are committed to franchise development growth—as of 2015, over 1,000 new restaurants are in development across their current portfolio.