The Taco Bueno family named Tony Darden the restaurant chain’s new COO. Darden comes to Taco Bueno from Panera Bread, where he served as vice president of operations.
In addition, Taco Bueno introduced Sarah Beddoe as chief marketing officer.
These hires come less than a year after the addition of Matt Stanton, formerly of SmashBurger, as senior vice president of development. Taco Bueno plans to add 10 corporate-owned locations in 2017 and hopes to add 50 to 75 franchise sales per year subsequently, per a company release.