Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has named Brian Wise as COO and Jerry Kunz as VP of finance.
Wise spent 15 years with a Freddy’s franchise group before joining the corporate team, and over the year has led the restaurant innovation team in delivering technology and operational improvements. As COO, he will oversee the Freddy’s training team and both franchise and corporate operations.
Kunz specializes in financial planning and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, corporate and operational finance, business intelligence reporting and more. Prior to Freddy’s, Kunz was most recently the director of Finance & Treasury for First Watch Restaurants, according to a press release.
“Freddy’s success comes from our delicious food, dedication to guests and strong relationships with our franchisees,” Chris Dull, president and CEO, said in the release. “During the past 20 years, the Freddy’s team has worked together to build it into the national restaurant concept it is today.
“We are thankful that Brian will be continuing his great work with our brand as COO, and that Jerry decided to join our team for this next chapter of accelerating development. With our seasoned operations team having a vast array of knowledge and expertise, we’re on a solid path to the brand’s continued success and growth.”
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has over 440 locations across 36 states nationwide