Industry News | September 23, 2009

Del Taco Hires Two to Help With Franchising

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Del Taco announced that the company strengthened its franchise support services with the addition of two new franchise business consultants. Chip Bialzak joined Del Taco as senior franchise business consultant and Chris Carr joined the company as a franchise business consultant. Both will be responsible for helping Del Taco franchisees grow sales, implement marketing programs, and continue to improve operations.

“Franchising and the success of our franchisees are key parts of Del Taco’s future growth and our franchise business consultants provide critical support for our franchisees,” says Jim Lyons, chief development officer at Del Taco. “We are excited to have Chip Bialzak and Chris Carr on our team. They are both experienced franchise executives who can significantly impact sales and growth for Del Taco franchisees.”

Bialzak and Carr will report to Barry Barnhart, vice president of franchise operations.

Prior to joining Del Taco, Bialzak held positions in franchise operations and support and led national development efforts at Domino’s Pizza LLC. He holds an MBA from Loyola College and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

With more than 20 years of franchise business experience, Carr previously held franchise operations positions with Pizza Inn and Applebee’s. He also owned and operated his own restaurant concept. He holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel and business management from Paul Smiths College.
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