Pilot Flying J has named Shannon Johnson as vice president of food innovation. His background includes working with foodservice brands such as KFC and McDonald’s, and most recently as director of the Michael P. Hennen Hospitality & Culinary Center at Chattanooga State Community College.
“As Pilot Flying J embarks on a $485 million five-year modernization and expansion plan, a key component of the strategy includes our food offerings,” said Ken Parent, Pilot Flying J president. “Shannon Johnson brings the experience and expertise needed to continue to enhance our restaurant partnerships as part of our food offerings, as well as our PJ Fresh fast-casual dining.”
With headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Flying J, operates a chain of travel centers with more than 750 North American retail locations.