May 21, 2012 // Franchising.com // West Palm Beach, FL – Famous for their 32 flavorful unique sauces and rubs, Hurricane Grill & Wings® announced the addition of David Bloom as the Senior Vice President of Brand Expansion. With over 35 years of restaurant experience, Bloom has been active in leading the expansion of many of franchising’s most recognized brands. In his new position, Bloom will be responsible for the domestic and international development for the brand.
Bloom comes to Hurricane Grill & Wings with experience at some of the world’s largest franchise brands including launching his career at Bennigan’s under founder Norman Brinker. Then Bloom joined Quizno’s Subs, on both the corporate side in franchise development and one of the largest franchisees and area developers. Bloom was Vice President of Franchise Sales and Operations for Clockwork Home Services. Bloom also founded Capital Idea Group and FranGrowth, providing consulting for early stage franchise companies, lead generation and more. Most recently, Bloom served as COO for Bridge International Academies in Nairobi, Kenya leading the development of low cost, high quality schools in the developing world.
“When looking for a new opportunity, it was important to find the next big brand,” said David Bloom, Senior Vice President of Brand Expansion. “With a powerful business model, stellar management team and incredible opportunity for growth, Hurricane Grill & Wings was the perfect fit. I look forward to jumping in and helping this brand reach its full potential.”
“With such a broad knowledge of the industry, we are excited to welcome David to our Hurricane Grill & Wings team,” said Martin O’Dowd, president, Hurricane Grill & Wings. “David is the right person to sustain Hurricane Grill & Wings’ 40% annual growth rate and accomplishing our 5 year plan of opening 200 plus units in the United States.”
Bloom will start immediately. For more information about Hurricane Grill & Wings, please visit www.HurricaneWings.com. For more information about franchising with Hurricane Grill & Wings, please visit www.HurricaneFranchising.com.
Hurricane Grill & Wings® whose trademark is "Live with Flavor®" is known for its uniquely savory chicken wings, offered with a choice of more than 32 signature sauces and flavors. Menu items are cooked fresh to order with high quality ingredients and zero trans fats. Other menu options range from salads to Certified Angus Burgers and Grilled Mahi-Mahi along with a full bar and line-up of craft beers and wine. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1995. There are over 46 locations, including Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania, with additional restaurants planned nationwide.