Burger King Corp. Appoints Gladys DeClouet Senior Vice President, North America Company Operations

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Burger King Corp. (NYSE:BKC) today announced the appointment of Gladys DeClouet as senior vice president, North America company operations. DeClouet succeeds Dave Gagnon, who announced his intention to leave the company at the end of the fiscal year. DeClouet will be responsible for all operations and the profitability of the United States and Canadian company-owned restaurants. She reports to Chuck Fallon, president, North America.

"In this vital role, Gladys will continue to drive operations excellence through our restaurants," Fallon said. "We will continue to provide our guests with high quality and convenience at affordable prices, and a consistent brand experience. In addition, she will oversee our ongoing strategic reimaging efforts that we believe will increase restaurant traffic and drive sales. Gladys' strong operations and finance background will ensure that our restaurants continue to grow profitably while increasing our guests' satisfaction through operational improvements. We are excited to add Gladys to our global executive team, and we are proud to embrace her as part of our BURGER KING(R) family."

DeClouet is the former vice president of operations for Jack in the Box. In this role, DeClouet had responsibility for over 900 company operated restaurants and $1.8 billion in sales. She also oversaw the operations of Jack in the Box's company owned Quickstuff-branded convenience store and fuel locations. Prior to joining Jack in the Box, DeClouet worked for British Petroleum Inc., holding a number of positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, distribution, planning, finance and business development. Earlier in her career, she was an engineer with Conoco Inc., working in offshore oil and gas exploration and production.

DeClouet commented, "I am glad to be joining the BURGER KING(R) North American team in its new era of growth. I am confident that my past experiences in developing and managing great teams will enable us to build upon the recent successes in sales expansion through strategic initiatives including new company restaurant openings, reimaging efforts and the delivery of exceptional guest service."

DeClouet holds a master's in business administration in finance and investment banking from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Gladys and her family will return to Florida and reside in Miami.

About Burger King Corp.

The BURGER KING(R) system operates more than 11,300 restaurants in all 50 states and in 69 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING(R) restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King Corp. please visit the company's Web site at http://www.bk.com.

SOURCE: Burger King Corp.



comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »

News By Industry »

Featured Opportunities

The Brass Tap
Think of our brand as your neighborhood craft beer bar – only not your typical bar experience. We have optimized each of The Brass Tap’s...
Minuteman Press International
Minuteman Press is the world's largest & number 1 rated printing & marketing franchise. Our business model features multiple revenue streams,...
The Human Bean
Our commitment to developing the best drive-thru espresso led us to franchising. Unlike nearly all other franchises, we do not charge...
Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks is so much more than your typical sports bar. This lodge welcomes every guest with World Series walk offs and barrel-aged whiskey.
PJ's Coffee
PJ's Coffee is expanding and we are looking for passionate and motivated entrepreneurs to join our winning team.
Share This Page

Subscribe to Franchising.com Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media
P.O. Box 20547
San Jose, CA 95160
PH. (408) 402-5681
In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)

Copyright © 2001 - 2018.
All Rights Reserved.