ATLANTA, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Schlotzsky's®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, announced today that Monte Jump has been named Vice President of Global Marketing for the Lotz Better® fast-casual restaurant chain.
"Monte is a passionate and disciplined marketer whose broad consumer package goods and restaurant experience along with his innovative and results-driven marketing approach make him an ideal candidate for this position," said FOCUS Brands Restaurant Group SVP of Marketing, Paul Macaluso. "We will look to his vast marketing experience to help grow sales and develop Schlotzsky's into a global, multi-channel food service brand."
Monte joins Schlotzsky's with more than 25 years of experience in various marketing roles. Most recently, he served as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for Back Yard Burgers® in Nashville, Tenn. and concurrently led the company's operations and marketing strategies. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Captain D's®, where he was responsible for leading marketing activities including advertising, consumer research, PR, promotions, media planning, local marketing, and social media. His extensive background in marketing includes roles with Buffets, Inc., Carrabba's Italian Grill®, Golden Corral®, T.G.I. Friday's®, and more than a decade with PepsiCo.
Monte holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Southern Methodist University.
Since 1971, Schlotzsky's® has been the home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich. The menu has evolved with guests' tastes to include the highest quality hot delicious sandwiches on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns, gourmet pizzas, Artisan flatbreads, oven-baked pastas, freshly made-to-order salads, savory soups and delicious Cinnabon® treats at co-branded locations. With more than 350 locations in 35 states, Schlotzsky's is the fast-casual choice for a quick and fresh dining experience. For more information, visit www.schlotzskys.com.
About FOCUS Brands Inc.
Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky's®, Moe's Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne's® and McAlister's Deli®, as well as Seattle's Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets. Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.
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