Restaurant industry veteran takes over the quick-service burger chain.
Back Yard Burgers, Inc., a Nashville-based quick-service burger chain, named David McDougall its new chief executive officer.
McDougall joins Back Yard Burgers from FranIntel, Inc., an Atlanta-based financial and operations C level services firm supporting emerging to midsize franchisors, where he served as president for two years.
Prior to his tenure at FranIntel, McDougall served as the senior vice president of QSR operations for NexCen Brands, Inc., a multi-brand franchise company based in Atlanta. NexCen operated such brands as Marble Slab Creamery, Great American Cookie and Pretzel Maker. Previous to NexCen, he spent 12 years with Cinnabon in various capacities, including as vice president of operations at FOCUS Brands, a multi-concept franchise company owned by Roark Capital.
This announcement comes on the heels of Back Yard Burgers' pre-arranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and subsequent reorganization plan. The restructuring plan, which did not include franchise-owned locations, was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The company now has 22 company owned and 63 franchised locations in 20 states.