Industry News | January 17, 2011

Zoës Kitchen Promotes Operations VP to COO

Fast-casual restaurant chain Zoës Kitchen announced that Kevin Miles was promoted to chief operating officer, a new position for Zoës.

"Kevin has consistently demonstrated his strong leadership skills and ability to get at the heart of what makes operations successful,” says chairman and CEO Greg Dollarhyde. “His commitment and ability to guide and inspire others will serve us well as we continue with our aggressive plans to double the company every 18 months."

Miles, with more than 20 years of experience in the fast-casual restaurant business, began with the company in May 2009 as vice president of operations. During that time he was responsible for managing day-to-day operations as the chain grew from 26 to 44 restaurants located throughout the Southeast. Prior to joining Zoës Kitchen, Miles served as director of operations for La Madeleine French Bakery and Café, senior vice president of operations with Baja Fresh, and executive vice president of operations for Pollo Campero.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Miles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. He is a native of Dallas.