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Rock N Roll Sushi names Craig LeMieux as CEO


Rock N Roll Sushi has named Craig LeMieux as CEO, succeeding Chris Kramolis, who will head development, the company announced this week.

The Tampa, Fla.-based casual-dining brand said LeMieux’s appointment was effective Nov. 27.

“It’s been a great three-year run as CEO of Rock N Roll Sushi, but it’s time for someone else to grab the baton and run,” said Kramolis in a statement. “I’m excited to hand it off to my longtime friend and business partner, Craig LeMieux. He has a long list of accomplishments and accolades, and I’m sure his tenure in this new role will only add more.”

Kramolis had served as CEO since October 2020. He will remain with Rock N Roll Sushi as chief development officer and focus on franchising and real estate, the company said.

“It’s a huge honor for me to ‘take the stage’ as CEO for Rock N Roll Sushi,” said LeMieux. “I’m excited to join this leadership team and guide the brand to the next level, building on the amazing foundation established by the founders and Chris over the past few years.”

Before joining Rock N Roll Sushi, LeMieux was an area developer and franchisee for Tropical Smoothie Café. He is an investor in Rock N Roll Sushi. LeMieux currently owns franchise locations for Pet Supplies Plus and Mayweather Boxing + Fitness.

The company also said it had added Terri Jessen as vice president of operations. Jessen will lead a team of five people, overseeing the franchise business consultant program as well as the culinary and procurement and supply chain departments.

Rock N Roll Sushi, founded in 2010 by husband-and-wife duo Lance and Gerri Mach Hallmark in Mobile, Ala., has more than 50 locations in the Southeast.


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