James Worthington has held many positions throughout the history of Kneaders Bakery and Café, including being the brand’s first franchisee with the opening of the Midvale, Utah location. In 2007, he joined the corporate team as Director of Operations, before taking the position of CEO in 2013. During his direction, the brand has experienced a 500 percent growth in restaurant locations with an expansion to 56 stores. Worthington’s primary responsibilities include the development and management of internal systems including those implemented at the store-level to create efficiencies and processes, as well as customer-facing systems such as online ordering and application development which continue to build brand loyalty. Worthington also manages the brand’s supply chain, building a system which has effectively scaled with and enabled the rapid growth of the company.
Worthington earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Utah and Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He is the recipient of the University of Utah Rising Star Award and the 2017 Golden Bridge, Fast Casual Dining CEO of the Year Award. When James is not at the office, he can be seen coaching youth soccer for his children, wakeboarding, skiing, spending time with his wife, and enjoying the adventure of building his family’s legacy with the brand he loves.
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