The fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain owned by Jack in the Box launches a search to find a replacement for the retiring Beisler and welcomes Wood to its management ranks.
Gary Beisler, president and chief executive officer for the Qdoba Restaurant Corporation, has announced his intent to retire. Qdoba also announced that Jeffrey Wood joined the company as the chain's vice president and chief development officer.
As a result of his pending retirement, Qdoba has launched a search to identify a successor. In the interim, Beisler will continue to serve in his current capacities until the company names his replacement. Beisler joined Qdoba in 1998 as its chief operating officer, has served as its CEO since November 2000 and as president since January 1999.
Wood brings 27 years of experience in restaurant real estate development to his new position. He was most recently senior vice president and chief development officer of Dave & Buster's Holdings, Inc., in Dallas. Prior to joining Dave & Buster's in 2006, Wood was vice president of restaurant leasing for Simon Property Group, a shopping mall owner and real estate company in Indianapolis. Before joining Simon Property Group in 2005, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at Brinker International, Inc.