James Andy Alsobrook
|James Andy Alsobrook | COO|
Andy is a 25-year veteran of the QSR industry with a proven track record of success. In 1979, Andy began his career as the founder of the Penguin Deli Corporation in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Within 24 months, the concept grew to five locations throughout the Chattanooga area.
In the latter part of 1982, Andy joined Franco, Inc., a Cleveland, Tennessee based Hardees Food System (HFS) franchisee with at that time 19 restaurants. As the company experienced rapid growth, to 50 stores within 7 years, Andy was promoted to Senior Vice President; he oversaw all aspects of the daily operations for the restaurants and the support center. He also worked closely with his management team to incorporate 4 Mrs. Winner's and 5 Chesapeake Bagel Bakery concepts into the parent company.Andy's tenure with Franco spanned 18 years.
In August of 2000, Andy joined the senior management team at Grand Star, LLC (Grand Star) as the Regional Vice President of Operations. The company owned 112 Hardees restaurants. In 2001, Andy was promoted to Vice President of Operations, with a management team of 3 Regional Directors, 13 District Managers, and 3,500 employees.
Andy joined MVP Sonic group in June 2002 as the Senior Vice President of Operations and is now operating as COO.