Restaurant Growth Services appoints Kara Jacobs as CFO

Kara Jacobs

Restaurant Growth Services appoints Kara Jacobs as CFONashville, TN ( Restaurant Growth Services, LLC is pleased to announce Kara Jacobs as its new Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Jacobs will also serve as chief financial officer for the O’Charley’s and Ninety Nine restaurant brands. As Chief Financial Officer, Jacobs will be responsible for all financial and technology support services for Cannae Holdings, Inc.’s majority-owned restaurant brands.

“Kara’s experience and professional abilities align well with our commitment to the highest standards of financial reporting, internal controls and effective support of our restaurant operations,” said W. Craig Barber, CEO of Restaurant Growth Services. “Importantly, Kara is also committed to empowering those she works with, while improving the efficiency of our support functions through collaboration across all aspects of our business. We are delighted to have Kara’s extraordinary leadership in this key role.

Jacobs brings a wealth of experience and business acumen to this position, having most recently served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

“It’s an honor to join Restaurant Growth Services and help our brands reach new heights,” said Jacobs. “The RGS leadership team has positioned the brands for long-term success with a clear goal to elevate and improve outcomes for our customers, our team and our owners. The commitment to sustained excellence in the operations and support from the operations teams is impressive, I’m really excited to be part of the RGS team.

Jacobs began her professional career at Deloitte & Touche, LLP where she spent thirteen years before joining Bridgestone Americas, Inc. where she served as Vice President and Corporate Controller. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin, her Masters of Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Restaurant Growth Services

Restaurant Growth Services, LLC (formerly ABRH, LLC) is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and provides a host of management services for restaurant brands. Services include executive leadership, strategy, operational oversight, supply chain, technology, human resources, benefits, financial reporting, cash management, legal advice, training and more .

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