Smashburger picks Mark Ramage for franchise development

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Mark Ramage comes from the Rave Restaurant Group. 
 
DENVER – Smashburger announced the appointment of Mark Ramage as director of franchise development on Sept. 26. Ramage joins the franchise sales team, following a leadership role at Rave Restaurant Group, where he was responsible for overseeing and implementing the franchise development and strategy for Pie Five Pizza.

“Mark has a proven track record of helping brands grow through franchise sales, which will be a tremendous asset during this important growth period in our company's history,” said Gregg Koffler, senior vice president of franchise sales at Smashburger. “Further strengthening our already impressive franchise leadership team, his expertise in both the franchising and food and beverage industry will help continue our momentum as a leader in the fast-casual category.”

Before his work with Rave Restaurant Group, Ramage held the role of franchise development manager at Red Mango, as well as franchise leadership positions at the Findley Group and the Ramage Group-Franchise Consulting.

“Smashburger is in a tremendous position for growth,” Ramage said. “The flexible footprint, seasoned leadership team and state of the franchising industry were all extremely attractive to me as I made my decision to join the team.” 

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