Aug. 12, 2008
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Former Pizza Inn chief Tim Taft has been named CEO of Souper Salad Inc., parent company of Souper Salad and Grandy's restaurants. San Antonio-based Souper Salad Inc. is an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners and Summit Partners.
In addition to leading the Souper Salad and Grandy's chains, Taft will oversee the Souper Brands franchise network with the goal of growing the network of franchisees.
During Taft's tenure as president and CEO of the 350-unit Pizza Inn chain, the company reversed a six-year decline in same-store sales, outsourced an ineffective in-house distribution network and repaired the fractured relationship with its franchisees, leading to an unprecedented system remodeling effort.
Prior to his time at Pizza Inn, Taft spent more than a decade with the 640-store, $700 million chain Whataburger, including five years as president and COO.