2012 October: Green Mill Welcomes new chief marketing officer

St. Paul, MN – Green Mill Restaurants, LLC has announced that John Hinz has joined the organization as chief marketing officer.

Hinz most recently served as vice president of marketing at Buffalo Wild Wings, where he oversaw all aspects of the brand’s award-winning marketing programs and advertising campaigns. The casual-dining chain grew from 48 to over 750 restaurants during his nearly 14-year tenure.

“Green Mill has a great core menu, a great following and a great culture,” Hinz said. “The leadership team cares about its guests, the team at every level, and the brand. I’m excited to contribute to the next phase of Green Mill’s success.”

Hinz, who was named to the prestigious “40 Under 40” list by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2010, holds a BA from the University of St. Thomas. He lives with his wife and son in St. Paul.

Green Mill began in St. Paul in 1935. In 1975, the brand unveiled pizza as its signature menu item and has earned numerous awards for its made-from-scratch menu over the past 35 years. Now with nearly 30 Green Mill Restaurant & Bar locations across the Midwest, Green Mill has grown to be one of the most popular neighborhood restaurants and bars in the communities it serves, anchored by a long tradition of a freshly prepared menu and genuine service. For more information, visit http://greenmill.com/.

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