December 30, 2013 // Franchising.com // Tempe, AZ – Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a sports bar that pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland, announced today that it has named Logan Reves as Vice President of Franchisee and Area Developer Strategic Support. An accomplished restaurant executive, Reves has grown through the ranks from kitchen employee to restaurant executive having substantial tenured experience in both the franchisor and franchisee business models.
Logan's restaurant and business expertise covers a wide range of skills with a specialty in franchising including sales, development, marketing, operations and brand leadership. During his 21 years of employment with Schlotzsky's, he held a variety of positions including Regional VP of Operations & Vice President of Franchising where his responsibilities included Franchise Services, Ongoing Support and Training. Most recently in his role as Vice President of Development he was responsible for originating new business from "paper contract to paper money" including site acquisition, design, construction and pre and grand opening marketing.
Throughout his years at Schlotzsky's, he was involved in brand tooling and innovation as well as growing the brand to an additional 500 locations. He was awarded Brand MVP by the Schlotzsky's President, Kelly Roddy, and notably the overall Leadership Award given to him by Steve Romaniello of FOCUS Brands, an affiliate of the Atlanta-based private equity firm, Roark Capital Group, that currently operates five national brands with over 3,000 locations.
"With Logan's experience and proven track record, we couldn't be happier to bring him onboard to help further develop the Tilted Kilt franchise," said Tilted Kilt President Ron Lynch. "He will oversee our Franchisee and Area Developer relationships in order support their efforts in the field, raise average unit volume in existing stores and will ensure that new stores maintain and grow sales while meeting Tilted Kilt's standards. We don't have any doubt that Logan will thrive in his new role with us."
His restaurant experience includes management and leadership in the quick serve and fast casual segments with other national restaurant brands as well. He is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and International Franchise Association (IFA) where he has earned the distinction of Certified Franchise Executive (CFE).
"I've been impressed with the Tilted Kilt brand for many years," said Reves. "I've always been fascinated with the management team at Tilted Kilt. They have a very strong, like-minded team that I truly believe is best-in-class. I feel that they're keenly positioning the brand as an entertainment restaurant, which to me, is the future of the restaurant industry. I've also been overwhelmingly impressed with the quality of Tilted Kilt's product offering – the food is phenomenal."
Currently with 90 open units in the US and Canada and 20 in development, the Tilted Kilt is known as "The Best Looking Sports Pub You've Ever Seen." It is uniquely different than other sports bars because of its theme that combines Celtic décor, humorous and slightly bawdy limericks and sexy cast members with great food, drinks and a fun entertaining atmosphere. The original restaurant concept was developed in the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas in 2003. For more information, go to www.tiltedkilt.com.
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