Walker promoted to president of operations and development for the burger chain.
Johnny Rockets promoted James Walker to president of operations and development from chief development officer. Johnny Rockets also appointed Jim Hicks as senior vice president of domestic operations and Gene Savage as director of franchise sales and real estate.
In his new role, Walker will oversee the brand’s development strategy, including construction, design and real estate, as well as domestic and international operations. He joined Johnny Rockets in December 2013. Prior to joining Johnny Rockets, Walker held the CDO position at Beef 'O' Brady’s and The Brass Tap.
Hicks comes to Johnny Rockets from Yoshinoya America, Inc., where he served as vice president of operations services. He has also held operations roles in restaurant brands such as Fresh Enterprises, Inc. and El Pollo Loco.
In his new role Savage is responsible for franchise sales and development and real estate. Prior to joining Johnny Rockets, he held the position of director of franchise sales and real estate for FSC Franchise Co. LLC., the franchisor of The Brass Tap and Beef ‘O’Brady’s.