Industry News | November 19, 2008

Smashburger Stacks Management Team

Smashburger today announced the appointment of Max Sheets as vice president of real estate. Further preparing Smashburger for national expansion, the appointment follows the recent hire of Greg Creighton as regional vice president.

Sheets brings more than 20 years of experience in restaurant specific construction and real estate development to Smashburger. Prior to joining the Smashburger team, Sheets spent six years as Vice President of Real Estate and Development for Atlanta-based Ted’s Montana Grill. In addition, Sheets has executive level experience with a number of high-growth restaurant concepts such as Del Frisco’s Fine Dining Steakhouse, Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon, Sullivans Steakhouse, BD’s Mongolian BBQ, Fox and Hound Pub, and Firebird’s Rocky Mountain Grill. While serving in these various roles, Sheets oversaw the selection, development, and construction of several hundred new restaurant sites.

“Given Smashburger’s near-term plans for national expansion, we required a seasoned real estate and development professional to identify the opportunities that can be uncovered in a rapidly shifting retail landscape,” says David Prokupek, managing partner and chief investment officer of CCP. “With his extensive background in large chain restaurant roll-outs, Max has the national perspective and track record of fast-paced development that can support Smashburger’s growth moving forward.”

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