The Catering Council for Multi-Unit Restaurant Operators (‘CCMURO’) was conceived to share, guide and advocate for the issues and interests concerning off-premise restaurant sales. This includes restaurant catering, takeout and delivery.

Members of the CCMURO include executives from more than a dozen leading restaurant chains from across the U.S., who will advocate at the national level on how the industry’s priority issues affect multi-unit restaurant operators. Additionally, the CCMURO will develop standardized processes and procedures designed to help the industry better navigate the challenges faced by operators when it comes to building an off-premise business.

Members include:

Mike Axiotis, Executive VP of Operations, LVRG/Red Robin

Barbara Blackwell, Director of Catering, Chicken Salad Chick

Erin Childs, Director of Catering, Boloco

Erle Dardick,founder, CCMURO & The Monkey Group of Companies

Wendy Ewers, Consultant

Brian Farris VP, International Operations, FOCUS Brands

Richard Hodges VP, Operations Services, La Madeleine

Trudy Jones, Director of Alternative Platforms, Catering, Red Robin

Ed Keller, Director of Off-Premise, Corner Bakery Cafe

Valerie Killifer, CCMURO chairwoman & Editor, Catering Insights

Tim Kimmel, Director of Off-Premise Business Development, Fazoli’s

Jackie Kurkjian, Senior Director of Off-Premise Dining, Fiesta Restaurant Group

Gracie Prasanson, Director of Sales, Jason’s Deli

Courtney Smith, VP, Off-premise Sales, Newk’s Eatery