Toppers Names Jimmy McFeeters as VP of Improvement
- James “Jimmy” McFeeters will oversee franchise growth as Toppers Pizza appears to develop its footprint.
- McFeeters goals to double Toppers’ 2022 progress subsequent 12 months and proceed constructing out the pipeline in 2024.
Toppers Pizza, headquartered in Whitewater, Wisconsin, just lately named James “Jimmy” McFeeters as vp of growth.
McFeeters brings greater than 10 years of expertise to the position. Most just lately, he served as vp of growth and franchise gross sales at WOWorks. Earlier than that, he spent over 5 years as senior director of franchise gross sales at FOCUS Manufacturers, the place he was a big contributor in pushing Schlotzsky’s financial progress and growth.
Toppers at the moment has greater than 70 places. “Bringing Jimmy onto the Toppers Pizza management crew to supervise franchise growth is a serious step for us as we glance to double down on franchise growth in 2023. We look ahead to the imaginative and prescient and management that Jimmy will deliver to the model,” mentioned Toppers Pizza CEO Scott Gittrich.
“After I visited with the crew earlier than being employed, I instantly skilled the nice and cozy, inviting and extremely relational tradition that Toppers has constructed,” McFeeters mentioned. “There’s plenty of wealthy historical past right here with the Toppers crew, and it’s obvious that Toppers has constructed a crew that’s deeply related to its mission, imaginative and prescient and origins. The model’s longevity and the crew’s tradition are main causes I took this place.”
In recent times, Toppers has been closely targeted on company growth. In his new position, McFeeters will start to construct franchise growth extra strategically.
“Toppers hasn’t traditionally been well-known for franchise growth, however they’ve all the suitable elements for large success,” McFeeters mentioned. “We’re targeted on unit-level economics that set the franchisee up for best success.”
McFeeters will leverage the model’s strategy to actual property, which is a extra streamlined and easy mannequin in comparison with others within the franchise growth house, the corporate says. Toppers is predicted to have three new models open this 12 months, and, coming into his position, McFeeters expects to greater than double that in 2023 whereas constructing that pipeline much more in 2024.
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