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January 31, 2011
TOGO’S PROMOTES SUSAN KOCH TO VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
San Jose, CA – Togo’s Sandwiches, a West Coast Original, with over 242 franchised restaurants, has named Susan Koch vice president of finance. Susan has been with Togo’s since August 1997 in various capacities, her preceding title was director of finance, which she held since March 2006. Koch has been invaluable in creating effective management and financial controls during her time at Togo’s, and is an important player in the company’s success.
“Susan has been a terrific financial steward and executive leader to Togo’s for 14 years,” said Tony Gioia, CEO of Togo’s Eateries. “She has as an incredible amount of hands-on experience and historical knowledge throughout her many accomplished years with the company and has always been a steady and dependable leader at Togo’s.”
Prior to Togo’s she worked with PepsiCo’s Pizza Hut Division as finance manager, ServiceMaster Management Services as controller and regional director of finance and Arthur Andersen as an audit manager. Koch is a certified public accountant and certified financial planner, and has a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting, with a minor in computer programming from the University of North Texas. Koch currently resides in Laguna Beach, California.
In addition to Koch, the Togo’s executive team includes seasoned executive leadership personnel, each carrying many years of restaurant specific experience, including:
• Tony Gioia, chairman and chief executive officer
• Renae Scott, vice president of brand & marketing
• Todd Peterson, vice president of franchise sales
• Rand Ferris, vice president of operations
In 2011, the Togo’s executive team will be focusing on growing the Togo’s system through existing and new franchisees.
About Togo’s Eateries Inc.
Togo’s was founded in 1971 by a young college student in San Jose, California with a big appetite and a little money. He started making sandwiches the way he liked them – big, made to order and stuffed with the freshest ingredients. Soon there were lines out the door and Togo’s was well on it’s way to becoming a west coast original. Now, almost 40 years later, Togo’s still makes sandwiches the way we did back then. In addition to great sandwiches, Togo’s makes hand-tossed salads, wraps, soups and desserts. For more information on Togo’s Eateries Inc., “like” Togo’s on Facebook or follow on Twitter please visit http://www.togos.com, call 1-866-70-TOGOS.
About Togo’s Franchisor LLC
Togo’s Franchisor LLC helps qualified franchisees create their own “West Coast Original.” Togo’s locations generate some of the highest average unit volume in the sandwich restaurant segment, require a low investment, utilize only a small space footprint, offers best-in-class operational field support, carries remarkable brand loyalty and is a simple minimal-equipment turnkey business. For more information call 877-78-TOGOS or visit http://www.togosfranchise.com.