LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Long John Silver’s today recognized the contributions of three executives. Brian Unger has been named President, LJS Operating Company and Senior Vice President of U.S. Franchising and Development. Toni Bianco has been named Chief Operating Officer, LJS U.S. and International, leading day-to-day national operations. Krista Foster has been named Vice President, Human Resources.
“These moves recognize the substantial contributions of Brian and Toni to strengthening Long John Silver’s operations; improving our customer satisfaction scores and driving profitable growth of the brand,” said James O’Reilly, Chief Executive Officer.
Since joining LJS in 2015, O’Reilly has brought together a skilled and deeply-experienced leadership team. Unger is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a former Senior Vice President of Operations for McDonald’s and former Chief Restaurant Officer for the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group.
Bianco spent more than 13 years in operations at Papa John’s Pizza rising to the position of Vice President of Asia. Prior to that, he was Director of Operations for Aramark.
Foster joined LJS in 2015 after 15 years in HR with Reams Asset Management.
“We’re proud of Krista as she continues to lead the key strategic initiative of Creating a Great Place to Work,” O’Reilly noted. Under her leadership, LJS has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” in Kentucky for 2017.
About Long John Silver’s
Long John Silver’s is a classic American brand founded in 1969, and stands today as the nation’s largest quick-service seafood chain with nearly 1,000 franchised restaurants nation-wide. Long John Silver’s is famous for its pure, wild-caught Alaskan whitefish hand-dipped in their signature batter and lightly fried to golden perfection. Learn more at www.ljsilvers.com or join the conversation via social media on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.