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Smashburger Bolsters Its Development Team

Former Corner Bakery executive Nolan joins the fast-casual burger concept.

Better-burger concept Smashburger hired Michael Nolan to serve as executive vice president and chief development officer.

Nolan comes to Smashburger from Corner Bakery, where he also oversaw franchising and development. His background also includes development roles for multi-concept operator Bloomin’ Brands and executive positions for Panera Bread Company.

In his new role, Nolan will oversee Smashburger’s development (which includes real estate, construction, design and facilities), franchise sales and IT departments.