MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Granite City Food & Brewery CEO Phil Costner today announced the appointment of two key executive roles. Jim Macchitelli has joined the company as the vice president of marketing for Granite City Food & Brewery and Cadillac Ranch All America Bar & Grill. Also, Dave Brantner has been promoted to corporate executive chef.
"As Granite City continues to grow its restaurants across the Midwest, it is important that we have clear strategy to help us drive our brand differentiation, our guest count growth, and our overall performance," said Costner. "Jim has had significant successes with brand positioning, product development, promotional offer development and deployment, integrated digital marketing, and effective local restaurant marketing support. He has the background, the expertise and the leadership ability to help us realize our potential in all areas."
Jim Macchitelli is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago and holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Curtis L. Carlson School of Management. Dave Brantner has a culinary arts degree from Washburne Trade School and his experience includes The Cheesecake Factory and Marriott's Corporate Services and Clubs.
"Dave Brantner brings exceptional culinary experience and leadership skills to his new role," added Costner. "Given the importance of the made-from-scratch food at our brewery restaurants, Dave will enable us further to elevate our cuisine so that every dining experience is a memorable one at Granite City and at Cadillac Ranch."
About Granite City Food & Brewery
Granite City Food & Brewery is America's preeminent brewery-restaurant with 35 locations through the mid-west. Granite City features scratch kitchens and a patented brewing process, "Fermentus Interruptus" enabling every location to brew and serve the finest and freshest hand crafted beer in the industry. Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill offers the finest country themed food, music and fun in a country casual atmosphere. Granite City and Cadillac Ranch are owned by CIC Partners, Dallas Texas. Additional information about Granite City Food & Brewery can be found at www.gcfb.com. Follow Granite City Food & Brewery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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