Mr. Wright joined the Company in December 2013 and has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer since December 2018, a role that he also previously held from December 2014 to May 2016. He also served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and International from May 2016 to December 2018 and as Chief Operations Officer from March 2014 to December 2014.
Prior to his tenure with the Company, Mr. Wright served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer for Charleys Philly Steaks from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Company and Franchise Operations at Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. from 2008 to 2010. Previously, Mr. Wright worked for ten years at Wendy’s International in various corporate roles from 1998 to 2008, including Vice President of Operations and Training Integration, President of Café Express, LLC, Director of Area Operations and Franchise Area Director. Before joining Wendy’s International, Mr. Wright worked as a Senior Franchise Consultant at Domino’s Pizza from 1993 to 1998.
Mr. Wright is a member of the board of directors of Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc., the independent purchasing cooperative for the Company and Wendy’s system. He also serves as a trustee of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.