Executive Franchise Team | Business Operations | Sunny Street Cafe

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The Sunny Street Executive team has over 67 years of experience in the restaurant industry that they have used to create a seamless training process for Sunny Street Cafe owners. This means you get unmatched training on everything from food to hiring to financials. You receive franchise marketing support for a fresh brand and are surrounded by an experienced franchise family as you get up and running and start living the Sunny Street lifestyle! Talk about a bright business idea! Join the fastest growing breakfast restaurant franchise in the nation.

Founder & Chairman

Michael J. Stasko is a 42 year veteran of the restaurant equipment industry. A co-founder/owner of BEST Restaurant Equipment and Design, he has helped hundreds of U.S. and international restaurant chains grow through turnkey design, equipment sales and consulting.

He founded BEST with two partners in 1987 and has since grown the business to 80 employees and a multimillion dollar sales company, annually. BEST is a leader in the restaurant equipment and foodservice design industry. The company specializes in design services, layout expertise, equipment packages, small wares, and installation, and is a member of SEFA and FEDA. As a founding member, Mike is still a road warrior, servicing accounts across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He also heads up the CAD/drafting/design department, and assists in sales and general management at BEST. He is a Certified Foodservice Professional Level 1, the highest accreditation available.

Mike is the owner and chairman of Sunny Street Café, a breakfast and lunch restaurant chain based in Columbus, OH. Founded in 2007, he has seen the brand grow to 25 corporate and franchised restaurants throughout the U.S.

He and his wife Brenda have been married for 37 wonderful years. He is a proud father of three and grandfather of four. An avid Cleveland and Ohio State fan, he’s traveled to many bowl games, and hopefully someday a Brown’s Super Bowl. Mike has been an active member at Dublin Baptist Church for over 25 years, serving as a deacon and chairman of the executive committee. He’s also been on over a dozen mission trips to Eastern Europe, including Latvia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine, helping to set up small businesses, build bread factories and minister to impoverished towns.

Michael J. Stasko

Founder & Chairman

Michael J. Stasko is a 42 year veteran of the restaurant equipment industry. A co-founder/owner of BEST Restaurant Equipment and Design, he has helped hundreds of U.S. and international restaurant chains grow through turnkey design, equipment sales and consulting.

He founded BEST with two partners in 1987 and has since grown the business to 80 employees and a multimillion dollar sales company, annually. BEST is a leader in the restaurant equipment and foodservice design industry. The company specializes in design services, layout expertise, equipment packages, small wares, and installation, and is a member of SEFA and FEDA. As a founding member, Mike is still a road warrior, servicing accounts across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He also heads up the CAD/drafting/design department, and assists in sales and general management at BEST. He is a Certified Foodservice Professional Level 1, the highest accreditation available.

Mike is the owner and chairman of Sunny Street Café, a breakfast and lunch restaurant chain based in Columbus, OH. Founded in 2007, he has seen the brand grow to 25 corporate and franchised restaurants throughout the U.S.

He and his wife Brenda have been married for 37 wonderful years. He is a proud father of three and grandfather of four. An avid Cleveland and Ohio State fan, he’s traveled to many bowl games, and hopefully someday a Brown’s Super Bowl. Mike has been an active member at Dublin Baptist Church for over 25 years, serving as a deacon and chairman of the executive committee. He’s also been on over a dozen mission trips to Eastern Europe, including Latvia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine, helping to set up small businesses, build bread factories and minister to impoverished towns.

President and CEO

Scott Moffitt has over twenty five years of experience in the food service industry. Scott has held senior level franchise development positions with some of the country’s most well recognized QSR and retail brands. He has served and President and CEO of Sunny Street Café since 2010.

Beginning his career in the food service industry in the Dallas area as an hourly employee for TGI Friday’s, Scott soon developed a passion for the restaurant business. His early experience was in the area of training and development during which time he was instrumental in the creation and implementation of numerous management training programs. Quickly realizing the growth of franchising and recognizing the need to support franchisee profitability, he gained experience in franchise operations. Developing an immense respect for the entrepreneurial spirit of the franchisee, Scott began focusing on franchise sales and development.

Establishing himself first as a development professional for several regional brands he soon moved to senior development positions for such nationally and internationally recognized brands as Mrs. Fields Famous Brands which boasted over 4,000 locations consisting of five franchised brands: Mrs. Fields Cookies, Great American Cookies, Pretzel Time, PretzelMaker, and TCBY. Notable highlights during his tenure at Mrs. Fields Famous Brands included the acquisition of three of the five franchise brands, the development of a multi million dollar revenue stream, and the re-franchising of over 400 company store locations.

Utilizing the skills developed at Mrs. Fields for developing multiple brands Scott joined CKE Restaurants as Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales for its Carl Jr’s, Hardee’s and La Salsa Fresh Mexican concepts. Spearheading the development of their franchising strategy he was instrumental in the decision to divest the La Salsa brand, the identification of new market development for the Carl Jr’s brand and the re-franchising of the Hardee’s company stores.

Scott is a Certified Franchise Executive. He has been married for 15 years, has two children and one grandchild. His hobbies include reading, skiing and seeing legendary country singers in concert.

Scott A. Moffitt

President and CEO

Scott Moffitt has over twenty five years of experience in the food service industry. Scott has held senior level franchise development positions with some of the country’s most well recognized QSR and retail brands. He has served and President and CEO of Sunny Street Café since 2010.

Beginning his career in the food service industry in the Dallas area as an hourly employee for TGI Friday’s, Scott soon developed a passion for the restaurant business. His early experience was in the area of training and development during which time he was instrumental in the creation and implementation of numerous management training programs. Quickly realizing the growth of franchising and recognizing the need to support franchisee profitability, he gained experience in franchise operations. Developing an immense respect for the entrepreneurial spirit of the franchisee, Scott began focusing on franchise sales and development.

Establishing himself first as a development professional for several regional brands he soon moved to senior development positions for such nationally and internationally recognized brands as Mrs. Fields Famous Brands which boasted over 4,000 locations consisting of five franchised brands: Mrs. Fields Cookies, Great American Cookies, Pretzel Time, PretzelMaker, and TCBY. Notable highlights during his tenure at Mrs. Fields Famous Brands included the acquisition of three of the five franchise brands, the development of a multi million dollar revenue stream, and the re-franchising of over 400 company store locations.

Utilizing the skills developed at Mrs. Fields for developing multiple brands Scott joined CKE Restaurants as Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales for its Carl Jr’s, Hardee’s and La Salsa Fresh Mexican concepts. Spearheading the development of their franchising strategy he was instrumental in the decision to divest the La Salsa brand, the identification of new market development for the Carl Jr’s brand and the re-franchising of the Hardee’s company stores.

Scott is a Certified Franchise Executive. He has been married for 15 years, has two children and one grandchild. His hobbies include reading, skiing and seeing legendary country singers in concert.

Director of off Premise Business Development

Maria Swallie is the Director of off Premise Business Development for Sunny Street Cafe. She has helped advance the company to 24 stores, not only as the youngest director, but as a key brand developer, nutritionist, menu ideation board member, and Catering Director. She has been with the company since inception in 2007.

Maria is a proud Alumni of the University of Kentucky and The Ohio State University. Maria is a loving wife of husband Daniel, and mother of three boys Luke, James, and Marcus. She is engaged in her community being a local Varsity High School Cheerleading Coach for over 9 Years, a member of Dublin Baptist Church for over 30 years, and oversees local Mommy and Me Events.

Maria Swallie

Director of off Premise Business Development

Maria Swallie is the Director of off Premise Business Development for Sunny Street Cafe. She has helped advance the company to 24 stores, not only as the youngest director, but as a key brand developer, nutritionist, menu ideation board member, and Catering Director. She has been with the company since inception in 2007.

Maria is a proud Alumni of the University of Kentucky and The Ohio State University. Maria is a loving wife of husband Daniel, and mother of three boys Luke, James, and Marcus. She is engaged in her community being a local Varsity High School Cheerleading Coach for over 9 Years, a member of Dublin Baptist Church for over 30 years, and oversees local Mommy and Me Events.

Director of Operations

Kim Kidwell is the Director of Operations for Sunny Street Cafe. She has over 30 years of experience in the foodservice industry and is the.

I am known for a high level of integrity, tenaciousness, and a leadership style that creates a productive and positive work environment. I pride myself in developing others and I have been able to utilize the skills I learned from attending Rapport Leadership. I am known for creating a culture that exceeds goals and drives performance while delivering an exceptional team member and guest experience.

I have been married for 25 years and enjoy spending time with my family. I love being able to help reunite lost dogs and work closely with a couple of pet rescues.

Kim Kidwell

Director of Operations

Kim Kidwell is the Director of Operations for Sunny Street Cafe. She has over 30 years of experience in the foodservice industry and is the.

I am known for a high level of integrity, tenaciousness, and a leadership style that creates a productive and positive work environment. I pride myself in developing others and I have been able to utilize the skills I learned from attending Rapport Leadership. I am known for creating a culture that exceeds goals and drives performance while delivering an exceptional team member and guest experience.

I have been married for 25 years and enjoy spending time with my family. I love being able to help reunite lost dogs and work closely with a couple of pet rescues.

Franchise Business Consultant

Kirk Jones serves as the Franchise Business Consultant. His role has grown with the company since coming on board in 2010, with experience in restaurant management, regional operations, and new store openings. As FBC, he is actively involved in developing business plans and operational standards to aide in successful operations of the brand. He works with the franchise communities and opening teams to coordinate the processes from signing of the franchise agreement thru opening for business and ongoing support.

Kirk has two daughters and enjoys the outdoors, either behind the handlebars of his motorcycle or swinging the clubs on the golf course. He currently serves on the Board of Chapter Advisors for Phi Gamma Delta and is past President of the Christian Motorcycle Association chapter in St Louis MO.

Kirk Jones

Franchise Business Consultant

Kirk Jones serves as the Franchise Business Consultant. His role has grown with the company since coming on board in 2010, with experience in restaurant management, regional operations, and new store openings. As FBC, he is actively involved in developing business plans and operational standards to aide in successful operations of the brand. He works with the franchise communities and opening teams to coordinate the processes from signing of the franchise agreement thru opening for business and ongoing support.

Kirk has two daughters and enjoys the outdoors, either behind the handlebars of his motorcycle or swinging the clubs on the golf course. He currently serves on the Board of Chapter Advisors for Phi Gamma Delta and is past President of the Christian Motorcycle Association chapter in St Louis MO.

Corporate Chef & Field Trainer

Matthew Stasko is the Corporate Chef & Field Trainer for Sunny Street Cafe. He has been in the restaurant game for 12 years doing all things related to the industry, focusing on menu development, kitchen efficiency, and certified training programs. He attended The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College.

Matthew Stasko

Corporate Chef & Field Trainer

Matthew Stasko is the Corporate Chef & Field Trainer for Sunny Street Cafe. He has been in the restaurant game for 12 years doing all things related to the industry, focusing on menu development, kitchen efficiency, and certified training programs. He attended The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College.