Atlanta-based fast casual franchise, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, welcomes the newest member of its executive team Scott Goodrich, vice president of field operations and support. Goodrich was regional director of franchise operations at Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
As one of the first operational experts hired by the Five Guys founder and owner Murrell Family, Goodrich was instrumental in successfully growing the Five Guys' Brand from 20 stores in early 2005 to over 1,200 stores in 2013 by streamlining operational processes, delivery systems, and training procedures. Goodrich’s reputation for developing a "business partner" relationship with his franchise business consultant team and franchisees facilitated the development of fastest growing restaurant chain over the past nine years.
Prior to his success at Five Guys, Goodrich spent 10 years managing operations at United Airlines. He worked through the operational ranks as one of the youngest control center managers in the United 5-hub system including supervising the arrival and departure of more than 300 aircraft daily.
“At Uncle Maddio’s we pride ourselves on hiring true industry leaders with a knack for developing operational systems, championing people, and fostering culture,” says Matt Andrew, Uncle Maddio’s chief pizza maker. “Scott’s rich experience at some of the biggest names in the business will inevitably help us achieve our ultimate goal – targeted, but aggressive, growth and operational excellence.”
The leader in fast casual pizza Uncle Maddio’s has 18 restaurants in six states and will open 34 restaurants in 2014 including new units in Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. Uncle Maddio’s has found an innovative way to upgrade the pizza environment, by allowing customers to enjoy high quality ingredients, a variety of options in a casual environment.
“Uncle Maddio’s has a unique operational model that intrigued me from the get-go,” Goodrich says. “It’s an honor to be a part of such a smartly designed concept.”