Brad West has served as our Chief Operating Officer since March 2021. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations from September 2017 to February 2021. Mr. West has over 40 years of operations experience in the restaurant industry. Prior to joining Noodles & Company, Mr. West served as Vice President, Operations of Smoothie King Franchisees, Inc. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of ACG Pizza Partners LLC. Prior to ACG Pizza Partners LLC, he spent 16 years at Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President, Non-Traditional Business where he was responsible for the operations, development and growth of over 250 Einstein Bros. Bagels license locations. Mr. West has also held key operational roles at CEC Entertainment, Inc., Applebee's International Franchisees, and S&A Restaurant Corporation.