Former Chicago Fire Pizza executive Swiderski joins the California-based restaurant chain.

Jimboy’s Tacos named Todd Swiderski the company’s director of operations. Leveraging more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Swiderski most recently served as vice president of operations for Chicago Fire Pizza. 

In his new role, Swiderski will be responsible for streamlining operations and introducing new practices with the goal of reducing costs, increasing profitability amongst Jimboy’s franchisees and improving the guest experience.

In the past year, Jimboy’s has undergone a brand reimage and introduced several major enhancements including an updated restaurant prototype as well as technologies to improve the efficiency of day-to-day operations. Recently Jimboy’s launched online ordering along with a mobile app and loyalty program. Swiderski will support the continuation of these initiatives, overseeing both company and franchise operations including franchise development, real estate, training, customer relations, store design and construction.

Jimboy’s operates 40 locations systemwide, including both company-owned and franchised stores, largely throughout Northern California. The taco chain plans to open restaurants in Southern California this spring as part of a 20-unit franchise deal. The first will open in Huntington Beach followed by Brea and Irvine.