Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, announced today that Maureen DiStefano has joined the company as director of franchise sales and business recruitment. DiStefano will be directly responsible for increasing the brand’s presence in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
“I’m so excited to join such a well-respected and growing concept,” DiStefano says. “The Checkers franchise leadership team is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and I feel honored to be a part of it now. I look forward to working with both existing and prospective franchisees as we continue to open new restaurants across the country.”
DiStefano comes to Checkers with more than a decade of restaurant development experience. Prior to Checkers, she was a franchising manager for Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., and was responsible for the company’s Northwest and Mid-Atlantic markets. Additionally, DiStefano served Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits as director of business development and has also held management-level positions with CA1 Services and Aramark.
“The experience and industry expertise Maureen brings to our team is exactly what we need to help continue Checkers’ growth in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic,” says Lynette McKee, CFE and chief development officer of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. “She will play a major role in recruiting new Checkers franchisees and increasing the company’s footprint in her designated territories.”
DiStefano currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two children.