Johnny Rockets appointed Naresh Vinod Worlikar and Calvin Harris as vice president of international and director of culinary innovation, respectively.
In his new role Worlikar becomes responsible for developing and expanding market development and ensuring brand execution overseas. Prior to joining Johnny Rockets, Worlikar held the position of vice president of international franchise operations, Asia for Sbarro. Worklikar’s background includes working with such franchise-based restaurant companies as Subway, Domino’s Pizza and Little Caesars Pizza.
Harris joins Johnny Rockets in a newly formed position to enhance culinary innovation, which will include recipe and product development, testing and implementation.
Harris is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and his restaurant industry background includes stints at Burger King, Arby’s and TGI Friday’s. Prior to Johnny Rockets, Harris founded food manufacturing and distributing startups including Harris Food Company and Benevida Foods.