Sbarro has created two new head office roles to help lead the growth of franchises in North America.

Eric Taylor has been appointed to the role of Vice President of International Franchise Development and Dave Gleason as the Vice President of Franchise Development.

As well as these appointments Sbarro, an Italian style restaurant franchise, has also recently recruited Angela Hornsby as Chief People Officer and George Wooten as Senior Vice President of Operations.

James Greco, CEO and President of Sbarro, said: “We are committed to investing in the brand worldwide and see tremendous opportunity for our franchise development system in the United States and across the globe. By bringing on seasoned restaurant franchise executive such as Eric and Dave, we are laying the groundwork for our evolving brand.”

Taylor has worked in international franchising since 1999 and he started his career at Franchise Development Services, a UK-based international franchise consultancy company. Over the years he has held consultancy positions at a number of franchise companies. In the position of Vice President of International Franchise Development, Taylor will oversee, identify and award franchises to suitable candidates worldwide.

Gleason has over 30 years’ experience in the Quick Service Restaurant industry. His career has seen him working in both operations and franchise development roles at many well-known franchise brands.

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