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City Barbeque names new president, COO

Mike Muldoon joins Ohio fast-casual brand from RMH

City Barbeque LLC, a 41-unit fast-casual brand, has named Mike Muldoon as president and chief operating officer, the Columbus, Ohio-based company said Wednesday.

Muldoon most recently served as president and CEO of RMH Franchise Corp., an Atlanta-based Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar franchisee. Rick Malir, City Barbeque CEO, previously held the president title, and the COO position had been open, a spokesperson said.

Mike Muldoon
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"Mike’s experience in successfully scaling brands on a national level makes him the perfect choice for City Barbeque,” said Malir in a statement. “I’m excited to see how Mike will help us build upon our foundation and culture.” 

Muldoon added that he had been impressed by City Barbeque’s branding and culture.

“City Barbeque has built a best-in-class reputation for producing competition-quality barbeque as well as providing an outstanding work experience for its team members,” Muldoon said. “Rick and I share the belief that a great guest experience begins with a great team member experience.”

City Barbeque has units in six states: Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio. All locations are company-owned. 

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