Grabbagreen, a leading healthy fast food restaurant serving whole food, juice, and smoothies, announced the promotion of restaurant and franchise veteran Kim Cramton to executive vice president of operations and franchise development.
With over 25 years of extensive expertise in the restaurant industry, Cramton was brought to the organization in November 2014 to launch and grow franchising across the country including franchise sales and development, franchise operations, training, and franchise implementation.
In April 2015, Grabbagreen announced nationwide franchising and awarded its first franchise in May 2015. Grabbagreen has since executed 59 franchise agreements and more than 180 development agreements. Grabbagreen plans to open at least 15 new restaurants by the end of the year across Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina, Minnesota, Colorado, Idaho, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Arizona.
"Bringing Kim onto our leadership team was a key factor when deciding to move forward with franchising Grabbagreen and build a world-class brand," says Keely Newman, founder and CEO. "In addition to her passion and vision for the growth of Grabbagreen, Kim's broad leadership experience, including operations, franchise development, and support made her the ideal candidate. Her track record at Grabbagreen has been nothing but impressive and we are very proud to have her at the helm leading our operations and franchise development team.”
Before joining Grabbagreen, Cramton served as vice president of operations for Cold Stone Creamery, vice president of operations at Harmon Electric and chief Operating officer at Revsolar. Cramton has also held executive positions with Subway and Wendy’s.