January 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Restaurant franchise Hurricane Grill & Wings, announced today that Fred T. Grant will be joining the executive team as Chief Financial Officer to oversee all financial functions for the company.
Grant brings more than 25 years of experience in finance and investment management, and will spearhead Hurricane Grill & Wings efforts in employing the most effective tactics to accelerate the restaurant's rapid growth plans. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Café Enterprises, Inc., where he implemented several cost-saving measures that saved almost $500 million in cash over a three-year period. His first restaurant CFO experience was at Ryan's Restaurant Group, where he helped grow the Ryan's brand from 100 units to 350 units.
"It is an honor to be joining the Hurricane Grill & Wings executive team, and to be a part of such a rapidly expanding franchise concept," said Fred T. Grant, Jr., Chief Financial Officer of Hurricane Grill & Wings. "I look forward to working with the Hurricane Grill & Wings team and our franchisees to aid in the concept's continued expansion."
"Fred is joining the Hurricane Grill & Wings team at a truly exciting time of growth in our brand's history," said Martin O'Dowd, President of Hurricane Grill & Wings. "It is a pleasure to have such a skilled professional leading this fundamental component of our business, and we look forward to welcoming Fred and his myriad of professional finance experience to our executive team."
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With over 85 restaurants open or under construction in 17 states, Florida-based Hurricane Grill & Wings® is known for its jumbo, fresh wings, more than 35 signature sauces and rubs and tropical, laid-back vibe. Named by USA Today as one of "10 Great Places to Wing It," selected as one of the "Future 50" by Restaurant Business and as one of Franchise Times "Top 40 Fast and Serious," Hurricane Grill & Wings' menu includes crave-able Hurricane's Garlic & Parm fries, tasty salads, seafood entrees and fresh ½ pound Angus burgers. The brand's signature Hurricane Bumby tops the list of its tropical drinks menu, along with a wide selection of craft beers and wines. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1995 and has expanded to locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina and Texas, with additional restaurants planned nationwide.
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