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Nathan’s Famous adds to Operations and Franchising Teams

Nathan’s Famous hired Jim Hicks to serve as director of operational services and training and Erik Mallon to serve as senior director of franchise development.

A chain restaurant industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Hicks most recently served as country director, U.S. West for Subway. Before Subway, he was senior vice president of North America for Johnny Rockets. Hicks’ career also includes senior-level positions at Fresh Enterprises, El Pollo Loco, and Prandium Restaurants (Koo Koo Roo, Hamburger Hamlet, and Chi Chi’s Mexican).

Mallon’s resume includes working with a variety of retail companies. He most recently served as director of company center operations and vice president, franchise development for Huntington Learning Centers. He also was a multi-unit franchisee for 16 Handles before becoming vice president of franchise development.