RALEIGH, N.C. — Darryl L. Webb Sr. has been named senior vice-president of operations for Golden Corral, a grill-buffet restaurant chain. In his new role, Mr. Webb will lead all operations of company-owned and franchised restaurants as well as oversee three regional franchise operations divisions, a newly created company operations division and an operations services department focused on field training and development.
Before joining Golden Corral, Mr. Webb spent four years with Bloomin’ Brands, most recently as vice-president of operations for Carrabba’s Italian Grill; before that, he was regional vice-president for Outback Steakhouse for the company. Prior to Bloomin’ Brands, Mr. Webb spent five years with Darden Restaurants, Inc., where his last position was regional vice-president of operations for Olive Garden. Mr. Webb began his career at McDonald’s in 1979 and spent 23 years with the chain, including his final four years as president and managing director of the first McDonald’s restaurants in South Africa.
|Lance Trenary, president and c.e.o. of Golden Corral|
“Darryl brings a tremendous amount of experience, success and leadership in the restaurant industry to the Golden Corral management team,” said Lance Trenary, president and chief executive officer of Golden Corral. “We felt his knowledge of the casual dining segment, as well as his entrepreneurial experience, was very valuable given the direction we plan on taking the company. Darryl will play an important role in how Golden Corral elevates the dining experience for its customers.”Golden Corral plans to introduce new enhancements and procedures later this year to “improve the overall dining experience in its restaurants,” the company said. The chain also intends to increase employees, resources and training in each restaurant and add an Operations Services department to the corporate structure.