Industry News | March 10, 2017

Long John Silver’s Promotes Leadership Positions

Long John Silver’s recognized the contributions of three executives. Brian Unger has been named President, LJS Operating Company and Senior Vice President of U.S. Franchising and Development. Toni Bianco has been named Chief Operating Officer, LJS U.S. and International, leading day-to-day national operations. Krista Foster has been named Vice President, Human Resources.

“These moves recognize the substantial contributions of Brian and Toni to strengthening Long John Silver’s operations; improving our customer satisfaction scores and driving profitable growth of the brand,” said James O’Reilly, Chief Executive Officer.

Since joining LJS in 2015, O’Reilly has brought together a skilled and deeply-experienced leadership team. Unger is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a former Senior Vice President of Operations for McDonald’s and former Chief Restaurant Officer for the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group.

Bianco spent more than 13 years in operations at Papa John’s Pizza rising to the position of Vice President of Asia. Prior to that, he was Director of Operations for Aramark.

Foster joined LJS in 2015 after 15 years in HR with Reams Asset Management.

“We’re proud of Krista as she continues to lead the key strategic initiative of Creating a Great Place to Work,” O’Reilly says. Under her leadership, LJS has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” in Kentucky for 2017.

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