David DuJordan tapped for Mr. Pickle’s brand expansion
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop, which is headquartered in Scottsdale, is pleased to announce the promotion of David DuJordan to vice president of operations.
The national role was created for Mr. DuJordan, who has been with the brand in multiple roles since 2015, to ensure proper processes are developed and maintained as it relates to hiring, training, retention, customer service and other day-to-day operations as the brand continues its exponential growth across Arizona and California and as it looks to other markets nationwide, according to a press release.
Mr. DuJordan brings more than 30 years of experience in the quick-service restaurant industry to the role.
“When my business partner, Dean Johnson, and I purchased Mr. Pickle’s in 2020 when the original husband-wife owners decided to retire, we had a vision to bring the cult favorite brand primarily located in northern California to our home state of Arizona as well as open the door to expansion nationwide,” says Mike Nelson, Mr. Pickle’s CEO.
“Dave was unbelievably integral to making this happen. Today, we have two restaurants in Arizona with four more set to open in the next year as well as franchise agreements to expand the brand throughout California. You do not have that level of success without a plan and processes, and we could not have done it so quickly without Dave.”
In addition to his primary responsibilities, Mr. DuJordan — who will divide his time between the north Scottsdale headquarters and northern California franchisee support center – will also work with Nelson and Johnson on everything from lease negotiations to managing general contractors on new location build-outs.