MIAMI, Fla. — Industry veteran Tom Curtis has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Burger King Americas, joining the leadership team to oversee field operations, restaurant development and restaurant operations. The appointment is effective mid-May.
Curtis joins Burger King after a 35-year career with Domino’s, where he most recently served as executive vice-president, U.S. Operations and Support, overseeing both franchise and company-owned operations. Prior to that role, he led U.S. company operations as EVP of Corporate Operations.
In his new role, Curtis will report to Christopher Finazzo, president of Burger King, Americas.
“We’re excited to add another seasoned expert to our leadership team and for our entire system to benefit from his impressive experience and operational expertise,” says Finazzo. “Tom will be an important leader and asset in our journey to provide an exceptional guest experience at Burger King, including rapidly scaling our digital capabilities and offering a consistent and loved experience at our restaurants.”
“I’m proud to join the iconic Burger King brand at a time when leadership is focused on building a world-class guest experience,” says Curtis. “After 35 years in the industry, it’s exciting to start a new role with a loved global restaurant brand that is driving product innovation and digital leadership.”