With over 38 years of experience in the foodservice industry, Jim Mizes has successfully led the growth of Blaze Pizza and countless other QSR concepts. He now runs a consulting firm called Keep Pedaling to support restaurants and beverage groups as well as technology companies whose software enables multi-unit brands to rapidly scale.
Mizes currently serves as an advisor to Dave’s Hot Chicken, Hypersonix, Yoobic, Kea and Workstream and is a board member at SiteZeus and Rackson Restaurants. His extensive experience in the industry includes transformative work at Winchell’s Donuts, Taco Bell, Noah’s Bagels, Jamba Juice, Starbucks, and Freebirds World Burrito.
Mizes takes pride in his record of implementing successful operational, financial, and customer service turnarounds within companies. He is a catalyst for change, a model leader, and an innovative problem-solver who helps brands tangibly accelerate their growth.