Smashburger has named Jose Miñana Jr. as its interim president. Minana will replace Carl Bachmann upon his departure from the company on June 30, according to a press release.

Miñana currently serves as the chief sustainability and public affairs officer for Smashburger's parent company, Jollibee Foods Corporation, and he has more than 25 years of experience with the company. Before being named the chief sustainability and public affairs officer in 2019, Miñana was the group president for Jollibee Foods Corporation's business across the North American continent. Additionally, he spent time leading business development for the global restaurant company's brands in Vietnam and Philippines.

"I'm honored to work closely with the Smashburger leadership team at such an exciting time for the brand. We will look to maintain the strong momentum that Smashburger has built and accelerate our nationwide expansion in both new and existing markets," Miñana said in the press release.

"We are confident that Miñana and our committed Smashburger leadership team will continue to build on this year's gains and position the company for more success in the coming months," Ernesto Tanmantiong, president and chief executive officer of Jollibee Foods Corporation, said in the press release. "We thank Carl for his valuable contributions to Smashburger since joining our team in 2019."

Smashburger operates 240 locations across 34 states and seven countries.

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