ATLANTA — Lyle Tick has been named president of Buffalo Wild Wings for parent company Inspire Brands, which also owns Arby’s and R Taco.
Prior to joining Buffalo Wild Wings, Mr. Tick was managing director for Walgreens Boots Alliance beauty brands business in the Americas. Before that, he was chief growth officer for J Walter Thompson Co., and earlier worked at Bacardi as senior global category director and vice-president of marketing for North America. Prior to Bacardi, Mr. Tick was co-president of Gotham Inc. and group managing director for McGarryBowen.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lyle to Buffalo Wild Wings,” said Paul Brown, chief executive officer of Inspire Brands. “His deep experience with global retailers and spirit brands makes Lyle the ideal leader to help us re-ignite and grow the Buffalo Wild Wings brand.”
John Bowie, who has been serving as interim president of Buffalo Wild Wings since February, will resume his responsibilities as chief operating officer of Buffalo Wild Wings.
“John has done a remarkable job leading Buffalo Wild Wings and helping us create a new vision for the brand,” Mr. Brown said. “His knowledge of restaurant operations is unmatched, and he is a wonderful asset to the brand’s leadership team.”