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Burger King Americas names Tom Curtis as chief operating officer.

Burger King Americas names Tom Curtis COO

Former Domino’s executive will oversee operations and development

Burger King has named industry veteran Tom Curtis as chief operating officer for Burger King Americas, the company announced Friday.

The division of Toronto-based Restaurant Brands International said Curtis, who most recently served as Domino’s Pizza Inc.’s executive vice president for U.S. operations and support, would be based out of the brand’s Miami headquarters. He will assume the post in mid-May, the company said.

Burger-King-COO-Tom-Curtis.jpgCurtis, left, will report to Christopher Finazzo, president of Burger King Americas and will oversee field operations, restaurant development and restaurant operations.

"We are excited to add another seasoned expert to our leadership team and for our entire system to benefit from his impressive experience and operational expertise," said Finazzo in a statement, adding that he would help the brand in “rapidly scaling our digital capabilities.”

Curtis spent 35 years in various roles at Domino's. He began his career in 1985 as a store manager and served as a franchisee in the New Haven, Conn., area from 1987 until 2006. He joined Domino's corporate team in 2006.  

"I'm proud to join the iconic Burger King brand at a time when leadership is focused on building a world-class guest experience,” Curtis said in a statement. "After 35 years in the industry, it's exciting to start a new role with a loved global restaurant brand that is driving product innovation and digital leadership."

Burger King, founded in 1954, has more than 18,600 locations in more than 100 countries.

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