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Good Times permanently appoints Ryan Zink to CEO post

New chief executive had been acting CEO for six months

Good Times Restaurants has named Ryan Zink its chief executive officer. Since October 2019, Zink had served as acting CEO and chief financial officer. The appointment by the Board of Directors of Good Times places Zink in charge of both of the restaurant company’s brands, reporting to its chairman, and over all corporate functions. Good Times operates and franchises 39 Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar units in addition to 33 Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard restaurants.

Zink began his career at KPMG LLP as an accountant. He would later work in several positions at F&H Acquisition Corp, parent of Fox Hound and Champps restaurant chains. Eventually, he would serve as chief operating officer of Champps and the company’s senior VP of Finance. Immediately prior to joining Good Times as chief financial officer in 2017, Zink served as corporate finance director and reporting leader for INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch.

“The Board of Directors is excited about Mr. Zink’s fresh perspective and energy, coupled with his finance and operations experience, and we believe it’s what the Company needs to build strong, successful brands and to improve shareholder value,” said Bailey.

“The foundation that our management team has built over the last six months has enabled us to be nimble and take immediate action to maintain both liquidity and operating capability through the pandemic,” added Zink. In addition, Good Times announced it would not fill the chief financial officer position.

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