Parent company of Wienerschnitzel promotes executive vice president to new leadership role.

J.R. Galardi has become president of Galardi Group, a multiconcept operator that owns such restaurant chains as Tastee-Freez, Hamburger Stand and Wienerschnitzel. Galardi has spent the past 15 years working in his family’s business, most recently serving as executive vice president of the privately held company.

Galardi becomes responsible for growing same-store sales and building the Wienerschnitzel, Tastee-Freeze and Hamburger Stand store networks while maintaining his role as the primary marketing support for the brand’s franchisees.