Quiznos hires two for key management posts

by Eric Schroeder
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DENVER — John Coletta and James Lyons have joined Quiznos in key management positions. Mr. Coletta has been named chief financial officer, while Mr. Lyons has joined the company as chief operating officer.

“We remain focused on continuing to deliver the best sandwiches while providing franchisees the resources to enable steady sales growth and margin expansion at their locations,” said Stuart Mathis, chief executive officer of Quiznos. “Both John and James have extensive experience managing franchise-based operations, and I’m confident our franchisees will benefit from their roles on our management team.”

Mr. Coletta most recently was with Cartridge World, where he was president and c.f.o. Earlier, he was c.f.o. and executive vice-president of Rock Bottom Restaurants for 10 years. Prior to that, Mr. Coletta spent 10 years at Arthur Andersen, where he focused on restaurant and hospitality clients.

Mr. Lyons most recently was c.o.o., franchise, and chief development officer for Del Taco, based in Lake Forest, Calif. Prior to that, he was c.o.o. at Popeyes. Mr. Lyons has held senior management roles for several national and global companies, including Denny's, Domino’s and Burger King.

“Quiznos is a strong brand, and I am honored to join the team,” Mr. Lyons said. “I am excited to work with our franchisees to help them drive operational excellence, sales and restaurant profitability.”

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