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Red Robin names Jonathan Muhtar CMO

Red Robin names Jonathan Muhtar CMO

Muhtar was most recently CMO at Captain D’s

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. has named Jonathan Muhtar senior vice president and chief marketing officer, reporting to executive vice president and chief concept officer Denny Marie Post, the company said Friday.

Muhtar, who was most recently executive vice president and CMO at Captain D’s, the quick-service seafood chain, will oversee Red Robin teams responsible for menu innovation and implementation, customer relationship management, social media, brand positioning, pricing, and promotions and field marketing. He also will direct the casual-dining burger chain’s media strategy, Red Robin said in a release.

Muhtar previously held marketing and new concept strategy roles at Burger King and was a consultant at Swander Pace & Company.

“Jonathan’s proven track record of developing and leading powerful marketing teams and his extensive experience in the restaurant industry will be invaluable in driving Red Robin’s business results. In addition to his leadership talents, Jonathan’s infinite curiosity, passion for taking on big challenges and combination of solid analytical and creative thinking will serve us well as we continue to build our brand and deliver a great guest experience,” Post said in a release.

Red Robin has more than 500 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.

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