GPS Hospitality Hires Michael Lippert as Chief Operating Officer
Seasoned QSR Executive to Lead Operations and New Business Opportunities
ATLANTA – (July 7, 2016) – GPS Hospitality, a rapidly growing BURGER KING® and Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen franchisee, today announces the appointment of Michael Lippert as Chief Operating Officer. Leveraging over 30 years of experience in the quick-service restaurant industry, Lippert will be focused on overseeing, developing and setting the direction for the franchisee’s day-to-day operating and marketing activities as it continues to expand into new markets.
“Michael’s strategic thinking and proven ability to deliver results make him the perfect person for this role,” said Tom Garrett, CEO of GPS Hospitality. “Michael and I have worked together for many years, and I know him to be an accomplished and passionate leader who will be an invaluable asset as we continue to accelerate our growth.”
A seasoned executive, Lippert’s impressive history in the franchise industry includes leadership roles at Captain D’s Restaurants, Arby’s Restaurant Group and RTM Restaurant Group. Prior to joining GPS Hospitality, he most recently served as Vice President of National Food Services at Pilot/Flying J Travel Centers, a multimillion dollar business encompassing eleven national brands and proprietary branded delis in over 550 locations.
“GPS Hospitality’s exponential growth is inspiring and I couldn’t be more excited to join the team,” said Lippert. “My top priority will be ensuring that we continue to provide excellent service at each of our restaurants as we expand into new areas.”
In less than four years, GPS Hospitality has grown to manage 231 BURGER KING® and Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen franchise locations nationwide. By focusing on its goal-focused, talent-oriented approach to franchise management, GPS Hospitality sustains rapid growth by attracting and retaining the top talent in the QSR food industry.
About GPS Hospitality
Founded in 2012, GPS Hospitality is a BURGER KING® and Popeyes® franchisee, operating 231 restaurants in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. GPS Hospitality seeks to become our guests’ favorite QSR destination by implementing our brand values of being Goal Focused, People Oriented and Service Obsessed. For more information, please visit www.gpshospitality.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter..
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