Tom Romano has assumed the role as President and CEO of Gino's Burgers & Chicken.
Tom has the reputation for revitalizing and building franchise brands that had been virtually dormant or left for dead.
He credits his professional development to Gino's Inc. where he started as a manager trainee. Prior to the sale of the company to Roy Rogers in 1982, Tom had risen to the position of Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer. At the time of the sale, there were nearly 360 Gino's Restaurants and 150 Rustler Steak Houses with over 20,000 employees, and serving 10,000,000 guests with restaurant distribution in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and South-Eastern Pennsylvania.
Most recently he was President and CEO of Saladworks, where he is credited with building a professional organization and a rich business culture which tripled the size of the chain, increased average unit sales and spurred its dynamic unit growth.
Gino hardly needs an introduction.
He is, of course, one of the Founders of Gino's Inc. along with the visionary Lou Fischer, its former CEO, and Alan Ameche.
Gino is a former Baltimore Colts' captain and is inducted into the National Football League Hall of Fame having achieved 10 years as an all-pro. Along with many of the Colts' players of the late fifties and early sixties, he is remembered today as having participated in the 'Greatest Game Ever Played' when the Colts defeated the New York Giants in the Grandfather of Super Bowl Games in 1958.
Following his illustrious football career, Gino led the Gino's organization to great heights where he instilled a culture of teamwork, commitment and achievement. We are fortunate to have Gino working with us today as a member of the Advisory Board and "hands on " operator in our test kitchen. Gino intends to be a part of the Grand Opening festivities for all new restaurants.
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