A proven restaurant executive who helped drive strategic growth for worldwide icons McDonalds and Arbyâ€™s, has taken the reigns at Stevi Bâ€™s to put the emerging family pizza buffet concept on the national map.
Jordan Krolick, president and CEO of Stevi Bâ€™s, Americaâ€™s leading value oriented family pizza buffet franchise concept, has designed a growth strategy that aims to more then triple the chainâ€™s size over the next five years, moving outward from its core of restaurants in Atlanta. With a strong mix of both franchise and corporate owned restaurant locations, the strategic expansion calls for the system to exceed 100 units by 2013.
â€œNow more than ever, families are looking for ways to get out and have a good time without breaking the bank at mealtimes,â€ said Krolick, who, before getting into the restaurant industry, spent 10 years as an attorney, CPA and eventually partner in a Chicago-based investment banking firm. â€œStevi Bâ€™s is growing with carefully selected franchisees at a pace that allows us to best serve our franchisees and maintain the distinct restaurant environment that defines our franchise concept.â€
The planned growth of Stevi Bâ€™s builds upon the chainâ€™s momentum established in 2008. Since the beginning of the year, Stevi Bâ€™s has signed development agreements to add 18 new locations to the franchise system. Included in the agreements is a pair of multiunit deals with experienced restaurant operators which will add a total of 13 new restaurants along Floridaâ€™s eastern and southern coasts during the next three years.