DALLAS, TX -- Velvet Taco today announced the exciting addition of its new Chief Financial Officer, William Davenport, as the brand surpasses 40 locations nationwide. This new hire coincides with Velvet Taco’s plans to accelerate development and brand growth, bringing its innovative, chef-driven tacos to communities across the country.
Davenport is a dynamic industry leader with a reputation for driving profitable growth in the retail, entertainment and restaurant industries. Most recently, he served as CFO at internationally recognized Topgolf, driving the company’s expansion from nine to more than 90 locations worldwide. Prior to joining Topgolf, Davenport held various senior leadership positions, including a 13-year stint at Brinker International, where he led the finance department for the Maggiano’s Little Italy brand before being named Senior Vice President of Finance for both Chili’s Grill & Bar and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina restaurant brands. He has also held the roles of Vice President of Finance for Neiman Marcus and Last Call and CFO for Haggar Clothing Co.
“We are excited to welcome William to the 'Tribe' and to have his extraordinary leadership in this key role. His impressive wealth of experience and proven track record in fostering growth and financial success will be integral in elevating the Velvet Taco brand,” said Velvet Taco CEO and Taco Maker Clay Dover. “His expertise will undoubtedly contribute to the continued growth and success of Velvet Taco.”
“I am honored to join the trailblazing Velvet Taco team during this pivotal time of growth as CFO,” added Davenport. “Together, I am confident that our passionate leadership will continue to push boundaries and power the brand to new heights.”
About Velvet Taco
Founded in 2011, the Dallas, Texas-based restaurant brand set out to elevate the taco through globally inspired recipes and the freshest ingredients. The acclaimed restaurant provides a broad sampling of international tastes and inventive combinations, delivering flavors that are as memorable as they are delicious. In addition to dozens of local and national accolades, in 2016, Velvet Taco was awarded Nation’s Restaurant News “Hot Concept” and in 2020 they were named Nation’s Restaurant News MenuMasters Award winner in the category of Best Limited Time Offer for their Weekly Taco Feature. Velvet Taco has over 40 locations in Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. For more information, including a complete menu, visit velvettaco.com and follow the brand on Facebook and Instagram @VelvetTaco.
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