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Twin Peaks adds new VP of franchise sales and development


Twin Peaks adds new VP of franchise sales and development

Industry veteran, Ray Bodnar, brings experience and success to the ultimate sports lodge’s expansion plan

As Twin Peaks Restaurant continues its march toward its monumental 100th restaurant, it will turn to a new leader to oversee its increased growth across the country and more markets around the globe.

Twin Peaks CEO, Joe Hummel, announced that industry veteran Ray Bodnar will be joining the ultimate sports lodge’s team as vice president of franchise sales and development. Ray, who was most recently director of franchise sales for Captain D’s, brings more than 18 years of experience in franchising, enterprise sales and business development. 

“Our goal in 2023 and beyond is to start painting the globe buffalo plaid,” said Joe. “We believe Ray is the perfect candidate to help us get there. We’re excited to hit the 100-restaurant mark this year and turn our focus towards growing our footprint stateside before switching to international growth. Ray’s experience and emphasis on relationship building will show everyone that Twin Peaks is the top sports viewing spot in the world.”

Ray is known industrywide for his broad experience in emerging technologies, franchise sales and development in the hospitality and telecom industries. His success speaks for itself, with huge wins at Dickey’s Barbeque Pit and Radisson Hotel Group. As the VP of franchise development at Dickey’s, Ray grew the number of total open franchises from 502 to 706 in 2021 and sold the largest multi-unit development deal in company history. As the VP of franchise development and sales at Radisson Hotel Group, he managed all seven brands in the southeastern region of the U.S. and closed the $32m sale of the Radisson Red hotel in downtown Nashville. 

“I’m ecstatic to join the Twin Peaks team and work with what I believe to be the most successful sports bar brand in the world,” Ray said. “To work with a group that is committed to delivering the best food and customer experience in the industry is something that anyone would want to do, and I get to focus on that task moving forward.”

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