The farm-to-fork, fine-casual restaurant Tender Greens is no stranger to Foodable. With a concept that caters to consumers who are craving farm-fresh quality and chef-driven creativity, it's no surprise that the brand spans across California with 22 locations. Growth is inevitable — and they need a progressive team to match.
So, without further ado, say hello to Tender Greens' latest team member: Brian Berkhausen, formerly the director of Global Store Development at Starbucks, where he led the charge and opened more than 217 new locations and remodeled about 540 locations across Southern California, Arizona, and Hawaii.
Berkhausen is far from a greenhorn with more than 30 years of experience in development and growing high-performing foodservice companies, but his position with Tender Greens is newly created. He will serve as their first Vice President of Real Estate and Development.
"It's an exciting time for Tender Greens as we grow beyond California and eventually outside of the U.S.," Tender Greens President David Dressler said in a press release. "We are thrilled to have Brian join our leadership team and bring his extensive experience, achieving meaningful and intelligent growth to our company."