Your Pie Hires New CEO, CMO
During the fourth quarter, Your Pie also doubled down on strategy and vision for the future with the transition of Dave McDougall from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Executive Officer. With tenured industry experience, including executive roles with Back Yard Burgers, NexCen (now Global Franchise Group), FOCUS Brands and more, McDougall leads Your Pie’s brand strategy and direction, identifying priorities, managing resources and aligning operational excellence with brand mission, culture and values at every level.
Your Pie also welcomed Lisa Dimson as its first-ever Chief Marketing Officer, as well as Ashley Williams as Director of Training. Dimson brings more than 15 years of restaurant marketing experience with brands like Yum! Brands, Arby’s Restaurant Group and Tropical Smoothie Cafe LLC, while Williams’ background includes a 13-year stint in training and operations at Outback Steakhouse.
Your Pie, a fast-casual pizza brand, opened six new restaurants across the U.S. during Q4 bringing the brand’s total footprint to 74 locations in 19 states.
Between Jan. 1 and March 31, Your Pie plans to open around five new stores, including expansion in Georgia, Florida and Virginia, as well as the brand’s first Arkansas location.