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BurgerFi Flips Smashburger Exec for CEO Role

Carl Bachmann will become chief executive officer of multiconcept operator BurgerFi International, Inc., effective July 10. BurgerFi International is the parent company for both the burger chain that operates under the same name as well as Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza.

Carl Bachmann headshotjpgCarl BachmannBachmann comes to BurgerFi International after serving as president of Smashburger, a Denver-based fast-casual chain. Bachmann’s executive roles also include senior vice president of operations for Bertucci’s, the Boston-based brick oven Italian concept, which he joined in 2014.

Before Bertucci’s, Bachmann spent nearly 18 years with casual dining chain Ruby Tuesday. In 1994, he joined Ruby Tuesday as director of operations and in 1998, Bachmann purchased the rights to the Ruby Tuesday concept on Long Island, N.Y. As an owner and operator, he grew his portfolio to 10 locations and more than $26 million in annual revenues.