SEATTLE — John Maguire has joined MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, L.L.C. as chief operating officer, effective Oct. 22. In this role, he will lead the company’s store operations across more than 380 MOD Pizza locations and will be tasked with expansion and growth.

Mr. Maguire was previously president and chief executive officer of FIC Restaurants Inc., operator of Friendly’s restaurants. He assumed this position in 2012 and subsequently took on the role of president and c.e.o. of Johnny Rockets Group in 2016 in addition to his position with FIC. Before that, Mr. Maguire spent 20 years at Panera Bread Co. in various retail operations roles, the last six of which were

spent as executive vice-president and c.o.o. During his time with Panera, he oversaw more than 1,500 bakery cafes and built more than 700 new locations.

“As a leader at Panera during their formative years of growth combined with his experience leading two loved brands, John brings the perfect mix of deep operating expertise combined with experience sustaining the culture required to build an iconic brand,” said Scott Svenson, co-founder and c.e.o. of MOD Pizza. “Most importantly, though, John lives the values and beliefs at the heart of MOD. The thing that most attracted him was our commitment to using our business as a platform to make a positive impact on our people and the communities we serve. We could not be more thrilled to welcome him and are confident that his track record of leading operations across large, multi-unit brands will allow us to further strengthen the MOD experience.”