Steinberg’s New Role Is Key Part of Villa Restaurant Group’s Growth Strategy
MORRISTOWN, NJ, March 15, 2017: As the company continues to evolve and expand its presence in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Villa Restaurant Group, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, is proud to announce that Andrew Steinberg has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In his new vital role as COO, Andrew will oversee all departments of Villa Restaurant Group, including Business Development, Operations, Corporate Development, Purchasing, R & D, Communications and Digital Marketing, Talent and Culture Development and Brand Marketing.
“We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Steinberg has been promoted to COO of Villa Restaurant Group. Since his start here 20 years ago, he has been an integral part of our company taking on several different roles and titles throughout his career with us,” said Anthony Scotto, CEO of Villa Restaurant Group. “Without the hard work and dedication of Andrew and all of our valued team members at Villa Restaurant Group in the Corporate Office and in the field, the company would not be the success it is today. We are truly proud of our team, success and growth and look forward to an exciting future for Villa.”
Andrew, who has been with Villa Restaurant Group for 20 years, has made significant contributions to the organization. Throughout his career at Villa, he has managed the company’s Green Leaf’s & Bananas and Emerging Brands groups and played a significant part in key openings, such as Newark Liberty Airport, Sands Casino and Arizona Mills locations. He has forged the foundation for a best-in-class Purchasing Department, provided guidance for the development of the Store Planning and Construction team, as well as many other behind-the-scenes projects. One of Andrew’s greatest strengths continues to be his ability to build long-lasting relationships, with suppliers and vendors, as well as many Villa employees, both at the Corporate Office and in the field.
Andrew boasts more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, with significant knowledge in several areas, from business management and operations, to construction, marketing and more. Prior to Villa, Andrew held positions at top restaurants brands, including Bennigan’s, where at the age of 22, he became the youngest General Manager for the company. Andrew currently resides in Chester, NJ with his family, and holds a degree in Business Management from Ithaca College in New York.
About Villa Restaurant Group℠ (previously known as Villa Enterprises)
Villa Restaurant Group is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele (Michael) Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Restaurant Group, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Restaurant Group is an international organization that recently celebrated its 52nd anniversary with nearly 400 restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.
Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries, Far East and other emerging brands, can be found across 42 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and five additional countries. Villa also operates full-service restaurants in New Jersey under the 40North Group brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit www.villarestaurantgroup.com.
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