Zunzi’s, the Savannah-based fast-casual concept known for its award-winning sandwiches, has added fast-food veteran Kevin Nelson to its roster as vice president of operations. Nelson brings more than 30 years of operational experience with brands, like Five Guys, Krispy Kreme and Arby’s.
Nelson most recently served as vice president of operations for Cambridge Franchise Holdings, which operated more than 200 Burger King and Popeyes restaurants. Before that, he spent more than 12 years with Monument Restaurants, opening 95 Five Guys restaurants across seven states and 10 Krispy Kreme shops in the Washington, D.C. area.
Zunzi’s and its beach-themed bar concept, Zunzibar, plan to expand into select markets throughout the Southeast. Nelson says, “I’m excited about building out our strategies and getting all our operational models ready for scale as we continue to develop with our team and our franchisees. It’s exciting to watch this thing grow and to see the energy of everyone behind the scenes. Everyone really believes in both the product and the company culture of giving back to the communities we serve. We’re here to make money, have fun and make a difference in people’s lives.”