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Todd Madlener Takes on VP of Ops Role at Coolgreens

10/3/2018
Todd Madlener

Todd Madlener has joined Coolgreens, the Oklahoma-based healthy lifestyle eatery, as Vice President of Operations.

For more than 20 years, Madlener worked with Red Robin. He was part of a team that re-energized the brand, which expanded from 100 locations to more than 400 locations and 22 franchisees operating 137 restaurants in the U.S. and across Canada. Madlener also worked closely with multiple departments within the Red Robin system, leading the brand's audit to ensure Red Robin operational brand standards were being met across all facets of the organization.

From Red Robin, Madlener went onto work with MAD Greens where he spearheaded the brands regional growth, and eventually partnered up with a large Red Robin franchisee, PB&J Restaurant Group, and worked in many supporting roles for the various brands the group represented including, operations, design and construction, training and development.

Building on his seasoned experience of fine-tuning operations and leading franchise growth, Madlener is excited to join Coolgreens, as the healthy eatery brand makes it mark in the fast-casual franchise space.

"I am very excited about the opportunity with Coolgreens and get back into an underserved segment of fast casual dining – the salad segment," said Madlener. "There are burger and pizza joints at every corner, while the salad and healthy concepts are underserved in the U.S. Coolgreens gives me a chance to get back in the segment and offer something different to franchisees who are looking to diversify their business portfolio or want to join the growing healthy fast causal segment."

At Coolgreens, Madlener will be working directly with the operations team to fine tune daily operational standards, training and onboarding, improving guest experiences, rolling out a new catering program and the list goes on. He will be creating policies and procedures for future franchisees as they partner with Coolgreens, ensuring franchisees are equipped with a strong model to follow as the new franchise launches into growth mode. Madlener will also be assisting Lee as the leadership team shifts its focus to a new prototype, continuing to value engineer and streamline the build, as well as put a large focus on equipment and technology trends, making Coolgreens one to follow in the segment.

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