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Coolgreens Promotes Todd Madlener to President and Chief Operating Officer

Todd Madlener was promoted to president of Cool Greens.

Coolgreens promoted Todd Madlener from vice president of operations to president and chief operating officer, reporting to CEO Robert Lee.

An industry vet, Madlener joined Coolgreens in October 2018 after working with MAD Greens and PB&J restaurants, where he opened more than 15 new locations in four states in less than 24 months. He spent more than 20 years at Red Robin.

While at Red Robin, Madlener saw first-hand the dramatic difference that a motivated and positive work experience can have on a growing brand. Over the past two years, the Coolgreens restaurant teams have embraced the idea of people coming first and actions speaking louder than words. 

“By interacting and connecting with your team consistently, you can show people that they come first and that they matter above all else," said Madlener. "Using this approach, we have been able to achieve positive year-over-year sales the past eight quarters and reduced our turnover to under 60%. Further, we have implemented cost-saving initiatives to support our bottom line.”

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