James Butler / Picture courtesy of Brinker Intercontinental

Chili’s and Maggiano’s operator Brinker Worldwide has employed a KFC source chain skilled as its new chief provide chain officer.

James Butler was earlier SVP, KFC source chain for Restaurant Provide Chain Options, where by he led source chain management for the chicken chain and other restaurant models.

He and Brinker CEO Kevin Hochman probable know just one another from Hochman’s previous task as president of KFC.

Butler replaces Charlie Lousignont, who had been with Brinker since 2014. The enterprise declared his departure in December.

“I’m prepared to roll up my sleeves and work with the Brinker groups on enjoyable new initiatives to assistance change provide chain and procurement methods that will drive advancement, effect the bottom line and manage operational excellence,” Butler explained in a assertion.

He’s at the very least the 3rd new Brinker govt that Hochman employed based on his time at KFC guardian Yum Manufacturers, along with CMO George Felix and VP of Marketing and advertising Jesse Johnson.

Hochman has established about revamping Chili’s management, menu and operations since having the reins in June.

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