dBusinessNews Atlanta:

A proven restaurant executive who helped drive strategic growth for worldwide icons McDonalds and Arby’s, has taken the reigns at Stevi B’s to put the emerging family pizza buffet concept on the national map.

Jordan Krolick, president and CEO of Stevi B’s, America’s leading value oriented family pizza buffet franchise concept, has designed a growth strategy that aims to more then triple the chain’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.

“Now more than ever, families are looking for ways to get out and have a good time without breaking the bank at mealtimes,” 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. “Stevi B’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.”

The planned growth of Stevi B’s builds upon the chain’s momentum established in 2008. Since the beginning of the year, Stevi B’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 Florida’s eastern and southern coasts during the next three years.

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