Sagittarius Brands Taps Industry Veteran Jim Lyons as Chief Development Officer

Sagittarius Brands Taps Industry Veteran Jim Lyons as Chief Development Officer

Lake Forest, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sagittarius Brands, parent company of Captain D's Seafood Kitchen and Del Taco, has named industry veteran Jim Lyons as chief development officer.

In this role, Lyons will be directly responsible for Del Taco's development functions including real estate, construction and franchise recruitment as well as franchise operations, reporting to Nick Shepherd, chairman and CEO of Sagittarius Brands. Lyons will also provide oversight of these functions for Captain D's.

"Jim Lyons brings to our business a great track record of driving profitable restaurant growth," said Nick Shepherd. "His development experience spans more than 20 years and includes leading real estate, construction, franchise sales and operations with several of the country's top chains."

Most recently, at Popeye's Restaurants, Lyons held the positions of chief operating officer and chief development officer. Prior to Popeye's, Lyons was vice president of development for Domino's, executive vice president of franchising and development of Denny's, and vice president of franchising and development services for Burger King Corporation.

"Jim's broad national industry experience along with his leadership, commitment to teamwork and focus on achieving results will be key ingredients in helping to grow our brands and support effective franchisee development in current and new markets," Shepherd said.

About Del Taco

Founded in 1961, Del Taco, the Lake Forest, California-based company operates or franchisees more than 510 restaurants in 16 states. Del Taco offers a full range of made-to-order Mexican items such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and American favorites including cooked-to-order burgers, fries and shakes. Del Taco uses fresh ingredients including hand-made salsa, fresh produce, freshly grated cheddar cheese, chicken grilled every hour and lard-free beans made from scratch. Additional information is available at www.deltaco.com.

About Captain D's

Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Captain D's owns, operates and franchises more than 550 restaurants in 26 of the states and the Caribbean, plus military bases around the world. Captain D's Seafood Kitchen offers customers great seafood at reasonable prices in a relaxed environment. The restaurants serve a varied seafood menu that includes freshly prepared entrees, pasta dishes and fried fish. The restaurants also offer premium quality grilled fish, as well as shrimp, chicken, an expanded selection of home-style side dishes, hushpuppies, desserts and freshly brewed, Southern-style sweet tea, a Captain D's favorite. Visit www.captainds.com.

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