Sauce on the Side announced the addition of Brad Eaton to the role of president of Franchise Operations and Development.This appointment will further position the brand for continued growth and accelerates the process of identifying strategic Franchise partnerships throughout the central part of the United States.

Since opening their first restaurant focused on fresh, high quality, hand-crafted calzones, salads and desserts in St Louis in 2012, the Sauce on the Side brand has established itself as a restaurant brand breaking through the sea of sameness. After building a reputation for indulgent food and dynamic authenticity, Sauce on the Side has won hearts and stomachs of guests across the Midwest. Perfecting the craft of authenticity in food and service allowed the brand to build a strong business model, and begin Franchising in 2018.

Sauce on the Side currently has eight restaurants across Missouri and Indiana, with six additional development commitments through 2022.

“With the addition of Brad’s deep franchise operations experience with large, multi-national brands and his proven ability to create long-lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships with Franchisees, Sauce on the Side is poised to accelerate our growth trajectory and continue our efforts to be laser focused on delivering unit-level profitability for existing and new franchise partners,” adds Ryan Mangialardo, CEO and a founding partner. “Our growth has been intentionally steady, as we wanted to ensure our business was built for scale. This year has been a proving ground that the concept is positioned for the new consumer – great value for money, product that travels well, and an in-house delivery channel.”

Eaton is coming to the Sauce on the Side brand, with vast experience in the franchised restaurant space, most recently departing Inspire Brands where he supported Franchise Operations for the Buffalo Wild Wings brand. Before Inspire Brands, Eaton was the CEO and Managing Partner of a Burger King franchise organization, after departing Restaurant Brands International, where he played significant roles in the franchise development, operations and marketing of the Burger King business.

Sauce on the Side has distinguished itself from other fast casual restaurants with an insistence on fresh, high quality ingredients and scratch recipes for their 16 signature calzones,16 house-made sauces and dressings and fresh, crafted salads. In addition to superior quality and cravability, Sauce on the Side delivers a higher level of service than traditional fast-casual restaurants, allowing guests to order at the counter and then receive service at the table throughout the remainder of their experience.

As Sauce on the Side continues their expansion, it is awarding franchise opportunities to owner-operators and multi-unit developers in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, with more markets to be unlocked soon. For more information on opportunities to grow with Sauce on the Side, visit https://

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