DALLAS, December 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – JAMCO Interests LLC (JAMCO), a leading restaurant investment portfolio groups, today announced the appointment of Carissa DeSantis as CTO. Ms. DeSantis has over 15 years of experience as a technology and operational leader for global foodservice organizations. In this role, Ms. DeSantis will oversee all company-wide technological and digital efforts across the group’s brand concepts, including the Friendly and BRIX brand portfolio (Red mango, Orange Leaf, Dinner Salad, Smoothie Factory and Red brick pizza). She will be responsible for the integration of new innovative technologies and data analysis capabilities to provide a modern, dynamic, flexible and integrated IT environment.
Ms. DeSantis was most recently CIO at Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., where she led the technology group, driving significant growth across all of their channels and brands. Previously, she led all restaurant technology for the global chain TGI Fridays, where she focused on improving and integrating all systems-compatible initiatives for their in-store experiences.
Ms. DeSantis has also been widely recognized in the industry, including being named one of the Top 50 Women Innovators in the Restaurant Industry, 2019 Rising Star by Hospitality Technology, two-time finalist of Inspire CIO of the ‘year and Franchising.comFemale Fast Riser Award for 2021.
“I look forward to building the technological capabilities of these great brands. I am excited to lead the technology teams that will elevate the Friendly’s and BRIX brands to the next level in the restaurant industry as we optimize our platforms, channels and capabilities. “Said Ms. DeSantis.” We are ready to bring technology and innovation to the forefront as we continue to serve all of our loyal customers every day. “
“As we expand our business and accelerate our growth through our portfolio brands,” said Sherif Mityas, JAMCO operating partner, “Carissa’s expertise and leadership in a wide range of innovative technologies will deliver unique and differentiated experiences. to our guests and to our team members, which is the foundation of all of our brands moving forward. “
JAMCO Interests LLC is based in Dallas, Texas. JAMCO is the majority shareholder of BRIX Holdings, a Dallasmulti-brand franchising company based and specialized in chains offering superior products and attractive growth prospects and Amici Partners Group, LLC, a group of experienced investors with experience as a national and international franchisor specializing in the industry of catering which acquired Friendly’s Restaurants in december 2020. JAMCO is also a member of TriArtisan TGIF Partners LLC, majority owner of TGIF Holdings LLC which owns and operates TGI Friday’s®, the iconic American chain of casual dining bars with over 900 restaurants in 60 countries around the world.
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