Industry News | January 9, 2012

Arby’s Names New Chief Operating Officer

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Hala Moddelmog, President of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., has announced that George Condos will serve as the Chief Operating Officer for the Arby’s brand.

Condos joins the company with more than 30 years of restaurant experience, primarily with Dunkin Brands, where he held the position of Vice President of Marketing, Development and Operations leading the significant sales and unit growth in the Northeast.

He later held the position of SVP and Brand Officer of Dunkin Donuts where he led a portfolio strategy of brand development in the U.S. until 2006.

Condos also served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors for Friendly’s Ice Cream, leading the sale of the company to Sun Capital Partners in 2007.

In 2010, he returned to a newly acquired Sun Capital portfolio company as the interim CEO and a member of the Board of Directors for Bar Louie Restaurants.

“George’s proven success in the restaurant industry, including his expertise in franchising, makes him ideal to join the Arby’s leadership team. His skill set and experience will add tremendous value to what is needed to move Arby’s forward,” Moddelmog says.

“I’m very excited to join Arby’s. The brand’s potential, combined with new ownership from Roark Capital Group, create the right opportunity for me to contribute to the future success of the brand. I look forward to working with our franchisees and company operations teams to create our strategic plan, develop and execute an operationally efficient menu and focus on the speed, accuracy and quality of our operations,” Condos says.

Condos holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont. He is a former member of the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff’s Civic Leaders Council and is a licensed Merchant Marine Captain.

Atlanta-based Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the U.S. with more than 3,600 restaurants systemwide.

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