12.07.2020

QDOBA Mexican Eats Appoints Leviathan Winn as Chief Financial Officer

Former Taco Bell Executive to Help Drive Leading Fast-Casual Restaurant Chain’s Growth

SAN DIEGO (December 7, 2020)—QDOBA, the Mexican restaurant chain voted best fast-casual restaurant in 2019 and 2020 by USA Today 10Best, today announced the appointment of Leviathan Winn as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he will help drive the QDOBA brand’s continued growth.

“Leviathan’s impressive track record of proven success in private equity, financial restructuring and corporate transformation will be valuable in his new role at QDOBA,” said Keith Guilbault, CEO of QDOBA. “Throughout his career, Leviathan has executed a broad range of transactions including IPOs, corporate debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and has led strategic growth initiatives — driving strong returns on investment. I’m confident he will be a strong cultural fit and be instrumental in accelerating QDOBA’s positioning for strategic growth and profitability.”

Most recently, Leviathan served as the Global Chief Financial Officer for Taco Bell Corporation, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. Prior to that, he worked in various financial and strategic capacities, including serving as the Head of Strategic Development for the Consumer Bank at JP Morgan Chase, and serving as a strategy, restructuring and transformation consultant at McKinsey & Company. He began his career in the investment banking franchise of Citi in New York, NY. Additionally, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for Smart & Final Holdings, Inc. He received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Texas A&M University, and his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

“I am honored to be a part of the QDOBA team and know my previous financial and strategy experience will be extremely beneficial in taking QDOBA to new financial heights. I look forward to joining the company’s experienced leadership team at its San Diego headquarters,” adds Winn.

For more information on QDOBA, please visit www.QDOBA.com.

“I am honored to be a part of the QDOBA team and know my previous financial and strategy experience will be extremely beneficial in taking QDOBA to new financial heights. I look forward to joining the company’s experienced leadership team at its San Diego headquarters."

Leviathan Winn, CFO

About QDOBA Mexican Eats QDOBA is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant with more than 730 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Committed to delivering flavor to people’s lives, QDOBA uses ingredients prepared in-house, by hand, and fresh throughout the day, to create delicious menu options. Guests can experience QDOBA’s delicious flavors by enjoying one of its signature menu options that are chef-crafted for convenience and ease or by customizing their burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, salads, quesadillas, and nachos to fit their personal tastes. For two years in a row, QDOBA has been voted the “Best Fast Casual Restaurant” as part of the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Discover more at www.QDOBA.com or on the QDOBA app, which is available for download on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Fans can also connect with QDOBA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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