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Operations And Training VP’s Join Hurricane Grill & Wings
05/06/2013 — West Palm Beach, FL (Restaurant News Release) — Hurricane Grill & Wings, an island-inspired, full-service restaurant franchise announced two new additions to the executive team. The new Vice Presidents, Guy Stanke and Nancy Bennett, will lead operations and training respectively for the rapidly expanding business. As the newest team members, Stanke and Bennett will have key roles in growing the brand and ensuring its continued success.
With over 35 years in the restaurant industry, Stanke brings prior operations experience from national restaurants such as Ruby Tuesday, O’Charley’s and Shoney’s. During his time with O’Charley’s, Stanke was responsible for overseeing operations for more than 235 locations. At his position with Hurricane Grill & Wings, Stanke will oversee the quality of food and service at each of the 50 restaurants across the country.
“Hurricane Grill & Wings already excels at franchise operations, so it will be a unique and exciting challenge to strategize new ways to enhance the brand,” said Guy Stanke, Vice President of Operations. “I see tremendous growth potential for Hurricane Grill & Wings and am looking forward to becoming an integral part of propelling the company’s success.”
With an educational background in hospitality management, Bennett offers over 25 years of expertise in training restaurant franchisees across the United States and Europe. She has worked with concepts such as Starbucks, KFC, Pizza Hut, Applebees and Beef ‘O’ Brady’s and possesses skills in operations, human resources and training. As VP of Training, Bennett will ensure that Hurricane Grill & Wings’ high standards of customer service, quality food and friendly atmosphere are maintained nationwide as the company expands.
“Hurricane Grill & Wings is a unique concept with a strong franchise model and dynamic executive team,” said Nancy Bennett, Vice President of Training. “I am excited to work directly with the many franchisees who share Hurricane Grill & Wings‘ dedication to excellence.”
“We are looking forward to the addition of two incredibly talented members to the Hurricane Grill & Wings leadership team,” said Martin O’Dowd, President, Hurricane Grill & Wings. “With four consecutive years of record growth, Hurricane Grill & Wings has a bright future and these individuals will play a vital role in introducing the brand to new and existing territories.”