Johnny Rockets Names Jim Kensinger Vice President, Operations Services and Training
Brand Strengthens Operations Team with Additional Hires
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - June 1, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Johnny Rockets, the global restaurant chain, announced today the appointment of Jim Kensinger in the newly created role of vice president of operations services and training. Kensinger is responsible for improving the quality, consistency and profitability of the brand's franchise and corporate restaurants worldwide through communication, training and engagement. Jim Kensinger will oversee the implementation of new technologies and techniques to improve operational productivity, increase efficiency, reduce costs, and maintain industry standards. Kensinger will report to James Walker the president of operations and development for Johnny Rockets.
"Jim has a proven track record in operational excellence," said James Walker, president of operations and development for Johnny Rockets. "He is committed to driving forward our business priorities and supporting the success of our franchisees and restaurant teams to better serve our guests."
Jim Kensinger brings more than 35 years of experience to the Johnny Rockets team. Prior to joining the company, Kensinger held the position of executive vice president at Catalina Restaurant Group, parent company of Coco's Bakery Restaurants and Carrows Restaurants. Kensinger was responsible for operations and training and supervised the development and implementation of numerous improvements including food and labor management systems.
During his career with Catalina Restaurant Group, Jim received numerous promotions, growing with the company from regional and district management to the executive team. His experience with family style, full-service restaurant brands includes franchising, facilities, information technology and real estate.
Expanding the Operations Team
Also joining Johnny Rockets is Chris Ferguson, director of operations for the East Coast and Dillon McFarland, international franchise support manager for the Middle East and Asia. Chris is responsible for overseeing domestic operations on the East Coast. Dillon will support international growth in Middle Eastern and Asian markets.
About Johnny Rockets
Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant franchise that offers food and fun reminiscent of feel-good Americana. Every Johnny Rockets restaurant serves simple, great-tasting food from a menu of all-American favorites, including made-to-order hamburgers, crispy American Fries and rich, delicious hand-spun shakes and malts. This dynamic lifestyle brand offers friendly service with upbeat music, contributing to the chain's signature atmosphere of relaxed, casual fun. Founded in 1986, Johnny Rockets operates more than 330 franchise and corporate locations in 26 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.johnnyrockets.com.
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