Doug Sanderson has joined Charlotte, N.C.-based Brixx Wood Fired Pizza as director of training. Sanderson previously worked with Texas Steakhouse & Saloon, a chain of 17 locations, as vice president of training and HR/operations. He has also led corporate training for Tumbleweed Southwest Grill, Texas Roadhouse and Chi-Chi's Mexican Restaurants.

According to a news release, Sanderson will oversee training of management and staff in the front and back of the house for all new Brixx restaurants. He'll also develop new ongoing training programs focused on the company's standards. These programs will be launched in new and existing locations.

"We have multiple restaurants opening in 2014, and Doug will help ensure they launch with our best practices in place," Jeff Van Dyke, managing partner and co-founder of Brixx, said in the release. "In addition, he'll be a vital part building upon the success of existing Brixx locations by keeping our teams focused on the continued development our guest experience."

New Brixx locations expected to open in 2014 include Marietta and Athens, Ga.; Southern Pines and Raleigh, N.C.; and Arlington, Va.

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