McAlister’s Deli has named Joe Guith brand president, the fast-casual sandwich chain announced on Thursday.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to join McAlister’s at such a pivotal time for the brand,” said Guith in a news release. “McAlister’s is poised for tremendous growth, and I look forward to working with the McAlister’s team in shaping the future.”
Joe Guith joined Atlanta-based Focus Brands, parent company to McAlister’s Deli, in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer for Cinnabon. He assumed the role of brand president in 2015. In his new role as brand president of McAlister’s Deli, Guith succeeds Paul Macaluso, who recently left to head Krystal Company.
Prior to joining Focus Brands, Guith held roles in general management and strategy at Coca-Cola and Yum! Brands.
“We are thrilled to have Joe step into the role as president of McAlister’s and are excited to see him guide the brand through its continued growth,” said Focus Brands COO and President, North America, Kat Cole. “Joe’s skills in developing brands, driving businesses forward, and leading large franchise systems make him a great fit for this vibrant brand.”
McAlister’s has more than 400 restaurants in 28 states.
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