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Restaurant Executive Search in Quick Service (QSR)

Bristol Associates’ Restaurant Division recruits for senior and executive management quick service positions in the restaurant industry. Our practice is led by Director David Alford.

Featured Clients

We have completed searches for a wide array of Restaurant industry clients including:

  • Dinequity
  • Panda Restaurant Group

  • Munchery
  • Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

  • Dominoes’ Pizza
  • Rita’s Italian Ice

  • Caribou Coffee
  • Landry’s

Examples of Completed Searches

Our Restaurant Division placed successful candidates in a variety of key QSR positions. Our placements include positions such as District Manager, Area Manager, Regional Manager, Multi-Unit Manager, Director of Operations, Regional Director of Operations, Corporate Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations/ Executive VP/ Senior VP, Chief Operating Officer, and President.

Below is a sampling of completed searches.

Vice President of Operations

Our client is one of the largest QSR chains in the country. The placed candidate is responsible for all operations.

Director of Operations

The placed candidate is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations including 70+ new store openings.

Regional Director of Operations

The placed candidate is responsible for daily operations of over 40+ locations across multiple states.


Qualities of a Great QSR Operations Executive

With over 50 years of experience placing restaurant operations executives, we know what makes a great leader. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in specific operations disciplines
  • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding targets through planning and time management
  • Experience developing strategies that enhance revenue and control expense
  • The ability to collaborate with business partner and identify, develop, and implement solutions for improved performance
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders- including owners, investors, managers, and employees
  • Ability to pay tremendous attention to detail
  • Track record of unyielding commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrated track record of imagination, vision, innovation, and energy

Division Leader

David Alford

Director
Food & Beverage Manufacturing and Restaurant
David is a new addition to the Bristol team. He has been in the staffing industry for 17 years and has placed people at companies throughout the US and Canada across a broad spectrum of industries and skill-sets.

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