Jim Stevens was named president of Golden Chick, a 52-year old restaurant chain. He replaces Mark Parmerlee, who will continue as chairman of the board and president of Golden Tree Restaurants, the multiconcept operator that owns Golden Chick.
Stevens spent the previous year as a Golden Chick franchisee. His restaurant industry background includes time with Yum! Brands, working as a general manager, area and market coach for KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. His resume also includes serving as region president for Arby’s, president of Captain D’s and executive vice president of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants. He also served as president of Yoshinoya America.
Other concepts in Golden Tree Restaurants’ portfolio include The Jalapeno Tree, Fireside Pies, Texadelphia, JC’s Burgers, Heff’s Burgers, Lola’s and Happy Taco.