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Zaxby’s Hires First-Ever Chief Development Officer

In a move aimed at supporting the fast-casual chain’s growth plans, Zaxby’s tapped restaurant industry veteran Vanessa Fox to serve as its first-ever chief development officer. Fox comes to Zaxby’s from Jack in the Box, where she held a similar position.

In her role at Zaxby’s, Fox will manage the chicken chain’s franchise licensing and development teams and foster continuity with design and construction. At Jack in the Box, Fox worked with business stakeholders to build, maintain and execute the company’s real estate strategy. Prior to that, she worked with Jack in the Box and Qdoba on restaurant development including construction, architecture and design as well as facility management.

This is the latest in a series of new hires for Zaxby’s, which tapped Keith Anderkin to serve as vice president of supply chain and quality assurance and Alan Ludloff to fill the vice president of brand marketing position.