National fast-casual sub sandwich chain Jersey Mike’s Subs, with more than 1,500 locations open and under development, named restaurant industry veteran Brian O’Hagan as vice president of sales today.

O’Hagan, who joined Jersey Mike’s as an area director in 2013, is charged with expanding the national footprint of the brand.

“Brian O’Hagan’s strong commitment to Jersey Mike’s, and his extensive foodservice industry experience, makes him a great fit to help us build franchise sales throughout the United States,” says Jersey Mike’s founder Peter Cancro. “He is a proven sales executive and dynamic leader with a track record of delivering business results.”

O’Hagan brings more than 37 years of sales and sales management experience to the new position. During the past five years with Jersey Mike’s, he was responsible for expanding the New England market, opening 16 restaurants in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

O’Hagan also was behind the partnership with Mohegan Holding Company, LLC of the Mohegan Tribe, which just opened its sixth restaurant. Other locations include Meriden, Norwich, and Mohegan Sun, Connecticut, plus Marlborough, Massachusetts, and East Greenwich, Rhode Island.  

“In the past, I’ve been proud to help Jersey Mike’s grow in New England, and now look forward to helping Peter and the company really break away to become the segment leader in all markets across the country,” O’Hagan says. “It’s easy to be passionate about the company. Jersey Mike’s offers the best product quality and its culture of giving really resonates with me.”

Previously, O’Hagan worked closely with many national restaurant chains while at PepsiCo Foodservice. As the principal owner of Round Hill Restaurant Advisors, he worked with Cosi, Einstein Bros., and Church’s Chicken, raising capital for many multi-unit operators. He also served as an advisor on the sale of Hooters of America to private equity investors in 2011.

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