7-Eleven Names 2 to New Foodservice Roles

Armstrong is senior vice president of restaurant operations, Yantosh is director of fresh food
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William Armstrong is the new senior vice president of restaurant operations at 7-Eleven and Raymond Yantosh is the new director of fresh food, the convenience-store chain confirmed with CSP.

In his new position, Armstrong is responsible for driving best-in-class results and positive change through the development and implementation of all restaurant strategies, processes and best practices, according to his LinkedIn profile.

7-Eleven owns and operates the restaurants Laredo Taco Company and Raise the Roost Chicken and Biscuits.

Armstrong reports to Doug Rosencrans, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Prior to joining Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven, Armstrong for about 18 months was chief brand officer at Sandy Springs, Georgia-based Focus Brands, where he led the strategic direction for the Schlotzsky’s brand. Focus also owns Auntie Anne's, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba Brands, McAlister's Deli and Moe's Southwest Grill.

  • 7-Eleven is No. 1 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by store count.

Before that, Armstrong, who holds a bachelor of science degree in business from Florida State University and an MBA from the University of Miami, was head of international operations at Wendy’s, Dublin, Ohio, for about 18 months. There he led the operational strategy for all international markets across Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Prior to that, he held several roles in his 10-plus years at McDonald’s, Chicago, the last of which was vice president and general manager.

Yantosh, who holds bachelor’s degrees from La Salle University in accounting and criminal justice, has worked at 7-Eleven for more than six years, according to his LinkedIn page. He reports to Dave Strachan, senior vice president of fresh foods.

Prior to his new role, he worked for more than a year and a half as senior manager of planning and support. Roles before that were director of acquisition integration, director of operations service and pricing support, and merchandising support manager.

Yantosh came to 7-Eleven from Dallas-based Sunoco, where he worked for more than 12 years. He held two roles: senior manager of pricebook and, before that, principle support analyst.

7-Eleven Inc. operates, franchises or licenses more than 13,000 convenience stores in the United States and Canada. In addition to 7-Eleven c-stores, the company operates and franchises Speedway and Stripes c-stores. 7-Eleven completed the acquisition of 3,800 Speedway locations from Marathon Petroleum Corp., Findlay, Ohio, in 2021. In January, 7-Eleven entered into an agreement to acquire from Dallas-based Sunoco LP the 204 Stripes stores and Laredo Taco Company restaurants it didn’t already own.

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