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Green Bay, WI, United States, 2007/09/29 - Jo To Go Coffee has hired a new Vice President of Franchise Development. The new VP, Tom Ragan, brings over 20 years of national food service franchise experience.
Jo To Go Coffee® President Dick DuBois has announced that the drive-thru coffee business hired veteran franchisor Tom Ragan for the newly created Vice President of Franchise Development position.
“When I considered the past success of Jo To Go Coffee and the exciting future developments such as the addition of On the Go Foods and Taco Flamingo,” commented DuBois, “I knew that I wanted to hire a seasoned franchising veteran to guide us to the next level.”
With over 20 years of experience running and developing franchise systems at notable quick service restaurants such as Wendy’s, Papa John’s Pizza, and the Krystal Company, Tom Ragan brings a wealth of experience to Jo To Go Coffee.
His vision for the drive-thru coffee franchise involves focusing his efforts on matching existing franchise business owners with the Jo To Go Coffee® system.
“I am very impressed with Jo To Go Coffee’s commitment to quality and the operation system created by Dick DuBois and his team,” commented Tom. “Combined with very affordable development costs and the tremendous growth in this segment of the food industry, we are positioned to experience solid growth.”
Tom gained his initial quick service franchise experience at Wendy’s as a Manager Trainee. He was promoted to Regional Director of Operations for Wendy’s, where he directed and managed 78 company-owned restaurants in Florida.
Tom was later hired by Papa John’s Pizza to manage and develop their franchise system. Under his direction, the Papa John’s Pizza Franchise System grew from a small regional chain to over 1500 stores, and the projected sales of future franchise stores skyrocketed from 120 locations to over 3800 locations.
Tom also brings extensive franchisee experience to his new position, as the owner of five Papa John’s Pizza stores in Northern Louisiana, a Damon’s Restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, and as the Operating Partner of a multi-unit DQ Grill & Chill franchise in Southwestern Florida.
Jo To Go Coffee is a leading specialty coffee drive-through. Founded in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1998, Jo To Go Coffee caters to busy lifestyles with speed, convenience, and fun. Jo To Go Coffee has been hailed by Entrepreneur Magazine as the counterbrand to the world’s leading specialty coffee retailer and Crittenden’s Restaurant Insider as a coffee franchise with an innovative growth strategy. The drive-thru coffee bar continues to add coffee franchise opportunities across the U.S. with franchises under contract in Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New York and Wisconsin.