January 04, 2008 // Franchising.com // Green Bay, WI—Jo To Go America, Inc. has expanded their operations team, hiring Patrick Guerdan as the new director of operations.
Guerdan's responsibilities include facilitating new store openings, developing personnel at the store level, and creating and implementing store policies and procedures. He brings over 20 years of operations experience from notable quick service restaurants such as Salsarita's, Little Caesar's Pizza, Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Guerdan relocated from Charlotte, North Carolina to accept the position at Jo To Go America, Inc.
Jo To Go America, Inc. President Dick DuBois said the addition of Guerdan to the operations team is a part of a much larger story that includes the launch of a national brand. This past fall, the original Jo To Go Coffee drive-thru location in Green Bay was remodeled. The quick service drive thru reopened as a co-branded team: Taco Flamingo and Jo To Go Coffee.
"In order to succeed at the ambitious task of launching a national brand, we needed someone on board who has been through the process before," commented DuBois. "Patrick Guerdan is highly skilled at motivating people to put forth their best effort and developing their talents. He will ensure that as we grow, we continue to offer a top notch product and to forge that personal connection our customers love."
The Jo To Go Coffee element of the co-branded team continues to offer the fabulous specialty coffee drinks and bakery for which the coffee franchise has become known. Taco Flamingo is a quick service drive-thru offering authentic Mexican grill fare with breakfast, lunch and dinner options for the whole family.
Jo To Go Coffee and Taco Flamingo are subsidiaries of Jo To Go America, Inc. Founded in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1998, the quick service drive-thru businesses of Jo To Go America, Inc. cater to busy lifestyles with speed, convenience, and fun. The company continues to add coffee franchise opportunities across the U.S. with franchises under contract in Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New York and Wisconsin.