Debbie Stroud will take more than as COO of Whataburger subsequent week. / Photograph: Shutterstock.

Whataburger on Friday named previous Starbucks and McDonald’s executive Debbie Stroud to be its new chief working officer.

Stroud put in 5 yrs at Starbucks, in which she was senior vice president of U.S. retail functions, overseeing retail outlet functions throughout the region.

Ahead of that, she invested 27 several years with McDonald’s, initial in fiscal roles then to operations in 2003. She finally was VP and basic supervisor around the Southeast U.S.

Stroud will be part of Whataburger following week and will operate out of the company’s house business office in San Antonio. “Her experience top functions in a time of accelerated advancement will truly benefit our brand name,” CEO Ed Nelson mentioned in a statement.

She will oversee operations at a promptly rising chain that now operates much more than 900 locations in 15 states.

Stroud is the 3rd new C-degree government to be a part of Whataburger around the previous yr, subsequent a new main legal officer and new chief folks officer final year. Nelson himself took above as CEO in 2020, 1 12 months right after the investment business BDT obtained a vast majority stake in the enterprise.

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