July 31, 2009 // Franchising.com // Marietta, Ga. – Stevi B's Pizza, America's leading value-oriented family pizza buffet franchise concept, announced today that Brent Hobbs has joined the company as Director of Field Operations.
In his new role, Hobbs will focus on building restaurant sales and franchisee profitability while overseeing franchise and corporate operations, training, research and development and food safety.
"We are delighted to bring Brent on to head our field operations," said Matthew Loney, president of Stevi B's Pizza. "Brent comes with a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise in the foodservice industry."
Prior to joining Stevi B's Pizza, Hobbs spent five years with Greyhound Lines, Inc., as District Manager, Food Service. In that position, he directed operations for company-owned restaurants and retail gift shops in the Upper Midwest and Northeastern United States. Before that, Hobbs was a district manager with pizza-buffet chain CiCi's Pizza, Inc., director of operations, designate for RTM Restaurant Group, and held various positions with Domino's Pizza, Inc. In his 16-year tenure there, he was director of training, director of operations in Indianapolis and franchise consultant.
"Stevi B's Pizza is poised to make its mark on the pizza industry," Hobbs said. "I believe my blend of pizza and buffet experience makes this the perfect place for me."
Hobbs lives with his wife, Theresa, in Marietta, Ga.
Stevi B's Pizza, a national pizza buffet restaurant franchise, was founded in 1996 in Atlanta. Recently purchased by Argonne Capital, an Atlanta private equity firm focused on growing restaurant and retail companies that are market leaders with strong growth potential, Stevi B's Pizza currently has 30 franchised and four company-owned locations in seven states throughout the United States. With distinctive pizzas such as Loaded Baked Potato, Chicken Fajita, Cheeseburger Deluxe and Spinach Alfredo served fresh and at a great value in an atmosphere that is fun for adults and children, Stevi B's Pizza is primed for growth throughout the United States.