Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, Tanya Mareno has made it big in the QSR ( Quick Service Restaurant Franchise Industry. Her concentrated experience in the QSR franchises makes her stand out as a successful woman in the franchise industry. Mareno has worked with the nation’s top-rated brands and her golden years of experience bagged her the position of Senior Director of Sales for the global multi-channel foodservice brand – Focus Brands, LLC.
Mareno set foot in the franchising realm in 2011 being appointed as the Franchising Manager for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Popeyes has been in the market for 45 years. Popeyes has distinguished itself as a fast-food chain that specializes in a New Orleans-style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, and other regional items. The chain has over 3,600 restaurants not only in the U.S. but across borders serving the Louisiana heritage.
After six tremendous years in Popeyes, Mareno joined as the Director, of Domestic New Business with the Church’s Chicken. She was the head of the franchising team.
Further, Mareno joined FAT Brands Inc. as the Senior Manager of Franchise Sales where she helped the entrepreneurs grow their portfolios. FAT Brands Inc. owns a series of well-known restaurants and is a leading global franchising company. They acquire, marketed, and developed fast casual and dining restaurant concepts around the world. Some of the brands that are under the portfolio of FAT Brands Inc. are Round Table Pizza, Fatburger, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Ponderosa, Bonanza Steakhouses, Fazoli’s, and eleven others. with over 2,300 units worldwide.
Mareno is also the proud owner of Mareno & Mareno, a firm that deals with Real Estate Development and Franchise Development.
Currently, Tanya Mareno is the Senior Director of Sales at the Focus Brands LLC. Focus Brands is an Atlanta-based leading developer of a global multi-channel foodservice brand.
Tanya Mareno with her wide-scale experience in the quick service restaurant franchise has a lot to offer to the brands he is associated with. She specializes in food and beverage management, business development, customer service and relationships, team building, and a major focus in Sales and Development. Mareno is a successful franchise development expert.
Focus Brands LLC, has a portfolio of QSR such as Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s®, McAlister’s Deli® and Jamba®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee®. Focus Brands in the franchisor and operator of more than 6000 restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops, and bakeries in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and over 50 countries across the border.
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