Friese Rejoins Hot Stuff Foods

Appointed senior vice president of sales

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Hot Stuff Foods/Lettieri's president and CEO Jim Ilaria has announced the appointment of Todd Friese as senior vice president of sales for Hot Stuff Foods. His responsibilities will include all Hot Stuff development efforts including Hot Stuff franchise sales, military, college and university and healthcare.

Friese was previously with Hot Stuff for 14 years in a variety of franchise development leadership roles. He left the company to work for former Hot Stuff parent company Schwans Food Service Inc., Marshall, Minn., as its director of global military [image-nocss] and other noncommercial efforts.

"We are thrilled to have Todd back on the team," said Ilaria, "Having our entire sales efforts rolled up under Todd's leadership will strengthen our development efforts and allow us to address the market in a seamless manner."

Hot Stuff Foods franchises or licenses its branded food concepts in more than 1,200 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Hot Stuff Foods also offers Hot Stuff Foods Xpress and Lettieri's Food To Go through distributors across the United States.