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Newks' Operation Team Gets Moody

Krystal Restaurants' veteran joins the growing fast-casual concept.

Fast-casual restaurant chain Newk's Eatery hired Keith Moody as territory director of franchise operations. In his new role, Moody is forming a group of internal business consultants who will interact with the company's various franchise groups to ensure brand and franchisee success.

Moody spent the previous 10 years serving as franchise area director and then division director of franchising with Krystal Restaurants. Prior to that he worked for F.M. Food Management in San Jose, Calif., as the franchise owner of three Burger King and two Original Pancake House restaurants. His restaurant industry experience also includes working for Burger King Corporation.