Tom Rose is the new brand president for Del Taco. He replaces Chad Gretzema, who has stepped down from the role to pursue a new opportunity.
Rose is a 30-plus-year veteran of the restaurant business, whose background includes various corporate and franchise leadership roles. Most recently, he consulted Del Taco's parent company Jack in the Box on an initiative to improve the company-owned Kansas City market, per a company release.
Before supporting Jack in the Box, Rose spent a decade as co-founder and franchisee of North Star Foods, a restaurant franchise management and acquisition firm that would own 130 KFC and Taco Bell restaurants and generate revenues of more than $200 million, per a release. Rose also held various senior leadership positions at Orion Food Systems, later acquired by Kohlberg & Company, including chief operating officer and board member for four years.
Chad Gretzema was promoted to president of Del Taco from chief operating officer in August of 2022. Gretzema replaced John Cappasola who stepped down from his role as Del Taco president and CEO.