Clark joins the international pizza franchisor off the back of a successful career with Taco Bell.
Papa John’s International, Inc. has announced the appointment of Amanda Clark as its chief development officer. In the role, Clark will lead the brand’s growth strategy to continue expanding its footprint in North America and internationally.
“I believe Papa John’s is on a path to be one of the great turnaround brand stories, and I’m excited to be a part of it,” said Amanda Clark. “I’m passionate about helping companies grow. Continuing to open more units is one of the key metrics that define the health of a restaurant brand. I’m looking forward to working with Rob [Lynch] and the leaders of Papa John’s to write the next chapter in the company’s history.”
Clark joins Papa John’s from Taco Bell, where she was executive vice president of restaurant experience. In that role, she oversaw the entire customer experience of Taco Bell’s 7,000 restaurants, including design, consumer-facing technology, merchandising, customer marketing, new concepts, and company development.
This was one of several leadership roles that Clark held over her nearly seven-year tenure with the brand, including senior vice president, North America development.
“Amanda is a passionate leader with a proven track record of driving growth at one of the restaurant industry’s biggest success stories over the past 10 years,” said Rob Lynch, president and CEO of Papa John’s. “I had the pleasure of working with Amanda during my time at both Procter & Gamble and Taco Bell, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to Papa John’s. Her energy, ideas, and expertise will help us to achieve our goals of driving continued net unit growth through expansion in both the U.S. and around the world.”