Inspire Brands today announced that Brendan Mauri has been named president of Rusty Taco.

As president, Brendan will set the strategic direction for Rusty Taco and is responsible for the growth and success of the brand’s company-owned restaurants as well as its relationships with the Rusty Taco franchise community. He will report to Inspire Chief Growth Officer Christian Charnaux.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brendan as President of Rusty Taco,” Christian says. “His strong industry background and marketing expertise will be instrumental in driving innovation and long-term success as the brand embarks on its next chapter of growth.”

“Since opening our first restaurant in 2010, Rusty Taco has become one of the most exciting fast casual concepts with an authentic, handcrafted menu and community atmosphere,” Mauri adds. “As we look to the next decade, I am excited to build upon the brand’s momentum as we bring the Rusty Taco experience to new communities across the country.”

Mauri previously served as Senior Director of Marketing for Rusty Taco. Before joining the brand, he was Senior Director of Marketing for Main Event Entertainment. He previously worked for Brinker International, where he served as Director of Marketing for Chili’s, and for Applebee’s, where he held a variety of marketing and consumer insights positions.

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