Tijuana Flats, the brand known for its Tex-Mex food and hot sauce, named Todd Chase as chief financial officer for the growing 97-unit chain. Chase began his leadership for the organization this month.
As the CFO of Tijuana Flats, Chase brings 16 years of experience in finance and business administration and will be responsible for administering all financial functions for the company including finance and accounting, corporate tax, and information technology.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Tijuana Flats team,” Chase says. “I look forward to taking a hands-on approach to this new position and working closely with all departments to continue to grow the brand.”
Chase was formerly a CFO at Buca di Beppo, a national Italian restaurant chain, and senior vice president of finance for the parent company, Earl Enterprises, where he managed operation disciplines and restaurant efficiencies for brands such as Planet Hollywood and Earl of Sandwich. He also held leadership positions for Universal Studios Resort and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Chase obtained his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Central Florida.