Brian Sullivan put in 34 decades at California Pizza Kitchen area. / Picture courtesy of Purple Robin

Pink Robin Gourmand Burgers has employed a new leading chef as it seems to revamp its menu. 

Brian Sullivan joins the chain as VP of culinary and beverage innovation right after a 34-yr run at California Pizza Kitchen, where he commenced as a kitchen supervisor and rose to SVP of culinary innovation. He was permit go in a C-suite shakeup late past yr.

He joins Purple Robin amid a turnaround hard work below new CEO G.J. Hart. The two labored alongside one another at the pizza chain when Hart was CEO.

“I loved working with Brian all through my time at California Pizza Kitchen and take into account him a single of the very best culinary minds in the business,” Hart reported in a statement. “Menu excellent and innovation is a important part of our comeback prepare and Brian and his staff are creating good development on menu enhancements we will roll out later this yr.”

Particularly, Crimson Robin programs to boost its burgers by installing flat-prime grills. Hart has also talked about refreshing the milkshakes and increasing the entree range at the 510-device sit-down chain. 

At California Pizza Kitchen area, Sullivan assisted condition the chain’s innovative method to pizza, often incorporating global flavors. He lately aided launch CPK’s 1st burger, an encounter that could provide him very well in his new gig. 

“I am energized to join an legendary brand like Purple Robin, regarded for their vast range of connoisseur burgers, bottomless fries, and creative drinks,” Sullivan explained in a statement. “We are going to develop an awesome menu and have a good deal of pleasurable!”

Sullivan is part of a practically model-new leadership group at Crimson Robin under Hart, who has employed a new CFO and main legal officer given that getting in excess of in September. The chain’s COO, CIO and chief idea officer have remaining.

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