Inspire Brands Names New Chief Company Restaurant Officer

The restaurant company also taps new COOs for Arby’s and Sonic.

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Inspire Brands promotes John Kelly to chief company restaurant officer, where he will be responsible for Inspire's portfolio of brands. Courtesy of Inspire Brands.
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Lou Beccarelli (left) and Tanishia Beacham (right) were promoted to COO of Arby’s and Sonic, respectively. Courtesy of Inspire Brands.

Inspire Brands, the parent company of Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, Rusty Taco and Sonic, has promoted John Kelly to chief company restaurant officer.

Kelly will join the executive team and be responsible for Inspire Brands’ portfolio of restaurants. He most recently served as COO of Arby’s, overseeing North American operations for more than 3,500 restaurants.

Following his appointment, Inspire Brands named Lou Beccarelli Kelly’s successor as COO of Arby’s. Beccarelli has been with Inspire Brands for 31 years, most recently serving as regional vice president and division leader of operations at Dunkin’.

Additionally, Tanishia Beacham was promoted to COO of Sonic, effective Oct. 1. Beacham, who has over 21 years of experience at Sonic, currently serves as senior vice president of franchise restaurant operations.

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