Darden brings more than 25 years’ experience to the restaurant franchise.
Jack in the Box has named Tony Darden its new senior vice president and chief operating officer, with his first day in these roles planned for June 7, 2021.
“I’ve known Tony professionally through the years and I know he is the right person to lead operations at Jack in the Box by partnering with our franchisees to focus on operations excellence and restaurant profits,” said Jack in the Box CEO, Darin Harris. “He cares deeply about people, franchisee success and giving our guests a consistent brand experience.”
Darden brings more than 25 years of experience to the organization, having most recently served as president of MOOYAH Burgers Fries and Shake. He has also been COO at Taco Bueno and Sun Holdings, the fourth-largest multi-unit franchisee in the U.S. with a portfolio of more than 1,000 restaurant brands including Burger King, Popeyes, Krispy Kreme, and Arby’s.
“I look forward to building strong relationships with our corporate team members and franchisees to drive Jack’s long-term growth initiatives,” said Darden. “Jack’s future success will be a function of enabling our franchisees in delivering exceptional guest experiences that enhance brand loyalty and accelerate their growth.”