LAFAYETTE, La. - Aug. 22, 2013 // PRNewswire // - American Restaurant Concepts, Inc. (OTCBB: ANPZ), operator and franchisor of the award-winning Dick's Wings & Grill® restaurants, announced today that it has expanded its management team through the addition of three industry veterans:
Mark Janasik – Director of Operations
Sandi Holley – Director of Training and Quality Assurance
Michael Small – Director of Business Development
Mark Janasik is a seasoned restaurant professional who has been tasked with driving supply chain efficiencies and improvements to restaurant operations throughout the Company's franchise system. Mr. Janasik most recently served as a Franchise Partner for Taqueria del Sol®. Prior to that, he spent more than six years serving as the Vice President and Director of Operations for Calloway Consolidated Group, the owner and operator of approximately 15 Five Guys Burgers and Fries® restaurants located in northern Florida.
Sandi Holley has been appointed as the Company's first head of training and quality assurance. In this position, she is overseeing the training systems that the Company is utilizing with each of its franchisees. Ms. Holley began her career with the Company more than 10 years ago as the comptroller and general manager of multiple Dick's Wings franchises. She most recently served as the owner and operator of one of the Company's franchisees in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area.
Mike Small has obtained more than 20 years of experience working with company-owned and franchised restaurants during which time he successfully launched a variety of restaurant brands in new markets. As Director of Business Development, Mr. Small will be helping the Company identify and open franchised restaurants in new markets throughout the country. Mr. Small joined the Company from Woody's Bar-B-Q® where he served as the Vice President of Operations. Prior to that, Mr. Small served as a project manager for BUBBA Burger®.
"I am very excited to announce the addition of these three talented individuals to our company," stated Richard Akam, Chief Executive Officer of American Restaurant Concepts. "Mark and Sandi began working with us earlier this year to help improve our franchisees' operations. The marked improvements our franchisees have experienced in revenue growth, operating efficiency, customer service and store appeal is proof of the substantial contributions they have already made. Mike will play an integral role in the next phase of our growth plan, which involves the opening of several additional restaurants throughout the region. His business development skills will help us identify and develop new franchisees and achieve our planned steady, but aggressive, increases in franchised restaurants."
American Restaurant Concepts, Inc., headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, is the operator and franchisor of Dick's Wings & Grill full-service restaurants and Dick's Wing Express® express restaurants. The Company prides itself on the 365 original mouth-watering flavors it has created for its premium grade chicken wings. Dick's Wings offers customers the freshest wings, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads and signature waffle fries, all in a unique setting that combines a family-friendly environment with a sports-themed restaurant. Dick's Wings & Grill's chicken wings have won numerous awards in Florida and Georgia. The Company currently has 15 full-service restaurants and 2 express restaurants. Sixteen of the restaurants are located in Florida, with one located in Georgia. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.BestWingsEver.com.
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SOURCE American Restaurant Concepts, Inc.