Le Duff America has appointed restaurant and hospitality industry veteran Jim Vinz as co-CEO of Le Duff America, the North American management company of café brands that include la Madeleine Country French Café, Bruegger’s Bagels, Timothy’s World Coffee, and Brioche Dorée.
Vinz will support the management teams and the president of each of the divisions as well as sister company French-based Group Le Duff in Europe and South America.
Vinz formerly was president of Corner Bakery Café, growing the brand from five Chicago-based restaurants to a nationally recognized bakery café leader overseeing cafes across the United States. During his 16 years with Corner Bakery, he led the development of the brand’s acclaimed catering strategy and substantial franchise program growth. Vinz also served as vice president of operations for Bay Street Restaurants.