Coolgreens announced that it has promoted Larissa Witt to Regional Operations Director, a new position created as a result of the brand’s rapid growth.
Witt, an Oklahoma City native, grew up spending time in the restaurants her parents owned. She joined the Coolgreens team in 2017 as an assistant manager at the Norman location and was quickly promoted to general manager in March of 2018. In this new role, Witt will oversee Coolgreens’ metro Oklahoma City locations, coach the brand’s general managers, as well as build brand awareness, sales and overall culture.
“I’m very excited to mentor members of the restaurant management teams and help set them up for success,” Witt says. “I’ve learned so much in this company already, and now it’s my privilege to teach and inspire our team so that they can grow in their career and even in their personal lives. My hope is that they are enthusiastic about what we do here at Coolgreens, especially the way we connect and contribute to the community.”
What makes the Coolgreens experience special, Witt said, is how the brand embraces all-around hospitality for its guests and team members.
“We are very proud to promote Larissa,” adds CEO Robert Lee. “She has been a self-starter from day one, and we look forward to watching her succeed in this new role. Coolgreens is currently seeing impressive growth, so we created this new position to ensure we remain committed to the guest experience and our company culture. We know Larissa’s extensive knowledge of the industry and her desire to make an impact on management teams will keep Coolgreens focused on our priorities as our brand continues to expand into new communities.”