United Franchise Group Hires Bob Andersen as Director of Sales, Food Division

Anna Wolfe
Senior Editor - Restaurants
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Bob Andersen has joined United Franchise Group (UFG) as its Director of Sales. Earlier in his career Andersen was in a regional sales role with the company. In his new role, he supports the company’s two food brands – Jon Smith Subs and The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill.

Andersen has a successful track record in growing emerging restaurant brands and leading teams in the quick service, fast causal and full-service restaurant industries.

Prior to his appointment at United Franchise Group, Andersen served as the CEO of Jimboy’s Tacos, where he led the team in a reorganization, rebranding and relaunch of the brands franchise program. His team achieved unprecedented results by enhancing the brand’s customer experience, year over year store sales and systemwide sales growth.

As the Founder & CEO of Jackhammer Franchise Development, Andersen became an outsourced franchise development department for emerging restaurant and franchise companies. He also served as President for the Dallas-based franchiser, Mooyah Burgers & Fries, an emerging fast casual restaurant concept. While there, he led the initial launch, start-up and rollout of the restaurant chain. For five years, he served as the Managing Director and Director of Franchise Development at Canadian based Boston Pizza Restaurants. He led their US franchise development team to record-breaking results and a pipeline of nearly 100 restaurants in development was created to fuel future expansion.

Jon Smiths Subs currently has 26 locations with another 35 locations in various stages of development. The Great Greek currently has 8 locations with another 80 locations in various stages of development.