ANKENY, Iowa — Casey’s General Stores Inc. has named restaurant industry veteran Michelle Wickham as vice president of foodservice.
Wickham will oversee Casey’s prepared foodservice operations and incorporate a restaurant-like mindset into the program’s menu, quality and consistency, according to Casey's.
“Michelle’s extensive experience in the restaurant industry will be crucial for the continuing elevation of our guests’ experience with convenient food,” said Tom Brennan, chief merchandising officer for Casey’s. “We look forward to her leadership and the passion and energy she will bring in helping Casey’s ensure our stores are consistently delivering delicious food and beverages, on the go and at the highest quality.”
Wickham has more than 30 years of experience in the quick-service, fast-casual and casual-dining sectors. Most recently, she was vice president of culinary, category, R&D management and catering for national burger chain Red Robin. Prior to that, she held various operational, sales and product development roles with Qdoba Mexican Eats, the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Seattle’s Best and Yum Brands.
“I am thrilled to join Casey’s and truly meet guests where, how and when they want Casey’s delicious food,” Wickham said.
Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s has approximately 2,200 convenience stores, making it No. 4 on the Top 40 update to CSP's 2019 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of retail outlets. CSP will release the complete 2020 list in June.