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Company Overview of CraftWorks Restaurants & Brewery, Inc.

Company Overview

CraftWorks Restaurants & Brewery, Inc. owns and operates restaurants, brewery restaurants, and entertainment venues in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.C.; Killeen, Texas; and Fargo, North Dakota. The company offers food, beers, and others. It also provides franchising opportunities. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee with an additional office in Broomfield, Colorado.

201 West Main Street

Suite 301

Chattanooga, TN 37408

United States

Founded in 2010



Key Executives for CraftWorks Restaurants & Brewery, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 53
Chief Human Resources Officer
Vice President of Global Franchise Operations and Development
Chief Marketing Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

CraftWorks Restaurants & Brewery, Inc. Key Developments

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Names Mark Belanger Vice President of Global Franchise Operations and Development

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. announced Mark Belanger has joined its executive team as vice president of global franchise operations and development. In his new role, Belanger will be responsible for leading the national franchise growth efforts for casual dining leader Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, as well as growing the presence of the company's other brands – Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries and ChopHouse & Brewery – nationwide. He will also oversee day-to-day franchisee and license development domestically and abroad. While his efforts will span across CraftWorks' primary brands, Belanger will be leveraging his expertise to specifically accelerate Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom's momentum in 2016, following a year of unprecedented growth. He will lead the company's development strategy, which focuses on catapulting Old Chicago's presence even further by growing the brand in existing markets and identifying new markets to target for franchise expansion. Belanger most recently served as chief executive officer of ProFab Holdings, Inc. and president/managing principal of MAB Consulting Group. Prior to consulting, Belanger held various positions at several leading brands including vice president of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., director of business development for Service Master Brands, Inc. and vice president of Barnes & Noble, Inc.

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Group, Inc. Appoints Sarah Stephenson as New Chief Human Resources Officer

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Group, Inc. announced the appointment of Sarah Stephenson to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer. Stephenson, who most recently served as vice president of human resources at The Laclede Group, Inc., will report directly to Srinivas Kumar, CraftWorks Restaurant & Breweries' chief executive officer. She joined the company as of August 10, 2015 and will be based in the company's headquarters in Broomfield, Colo. In her new role, Stephenson will lead CraftWorks' human resources for each of the restaurant groups across the U.S. She will oversee all aspects of human resources management and industry relations policies, practices and operations for the company. Before joining CraftWorks', Stephenson served in several key HR leadership roles at consumer-driven companies including Caleres, Hardee's Food Systems, Inc., and Boston Market.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom to Open New Restaurant in Katy, Texas

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom announced that its newest location is slated to open in Katy, Texas at 24515 Katy Freeway, Suite 100. The new restaurant, scheduled to open on October 26, will be the city's first location and will create approximately 120 jobs for the area. To celebrate the upcoming opening, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has partnered with Target Hunger, which works to alleviate hunger and its root causes in the neighborhoods they serve, and will donate proceeds from its preview events on October 23-24 to the organization.

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