Nathan’s Famous Names James Walker Senior Vice President, Restaurants
Nathan’s Famous has hired James Walker, CFE, as the company’s Senior Vice President, Restaurants. Walker comes to Nathan’s Famous from Subway where he was Vice President, North America, overseeing all franchised restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.
“We are excited to have James on board to lead our all-important restaurant division,” said Eric Gatoff, CEO of Nathan’s Famous. “… James’ skill set includes extensive experience in restaurant operations, franchising and product development.”
A recognized expert in retail and hospitality, Walker brings more than 30 years of broad based, senior level, management experience to Nathan’s Famous. He has held President, Chief Development Officer, Senior Operations and New Product Development positions, for brands such as Baja Fresh, Cinnabon, Johnny Rockets and Subway. Walker has conducted business in more than 65 international markets, including such emerging markets as Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Pakistan and Mongolia.