Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch buns, announced that Monte Jump has been named vice president of global marketing for the Lotz Better fast-casual restaurant chain.

“Monte is a passionate and disciplined marketer whose broad consumer package goods and restaurant experience along with his innovative and results-driven marketing approach make him an ideal candidate for this position,” says FOCUS Brands Restaurant Group senior vice president of marketing, Paul Macaluso. “We will look to his vast marketing experience to help grow sales and develop Schlotzsky’s into a global, multi-channel food service brand.”

Monte joins Schlotzsky’s with more than 25 years of experience in various marketing roles. Most recently, he served as COO and CMO for Back Yard Burgers in Nashville, Tennessee, and concurrently led the company’s operations and marketing strategies. Prior to that, he was the executive vice president and CMO Captain D’s, where he was responsible for leading marketing activities including advertising, consumer research, PR, promotions, media planning, local marketing, and social media. His extensive background in marketing includes roles with Buffets Inc., Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Golden Corral, T.G.I. Friday’s, and more than a decade with PepsiCo.

Monte holds a bachelor’s of science in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Southern Methodist University.

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