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Mike Muldoon named President and COO of City Barbeque, LLC

Industry veteran joins c-suite of fast-growing barbeque restaurant; founder Rick Malir remains CEO

January 9, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio—City Barbeque is pleased to welcome Mike Muldoon to its leadership team effective January 2019. As the company’s new President and Chief Operating Officer, Muldoon will help lead the popular barbeque restaurant during a time of accelerated nationwide growth.

Muldoon brings to City Barbeque more than 25 years of experience in c-suite restaurant management. In roles ranging from executive leadership to operations management and human resources, Mike has developed and implemented strategic plans, increased sales, and attracted and retained top talent for restaurants worldwide, both new concepts and brand expansions.

“We really took our time on an extensive national search to find just the right COO,” said City Barbeque founder and CEO Rick Malir. “Mike’s experience in successfully scaling brands on a national level makes him the perfect choice for City Barbeque. I’m excited to see how Mike will help us build upon our foundation and culture, and the whole team is looking forward to having him on board as President and COO.”

“I am thrilled to be joining City Barbeque,” said Muldoon. “Rick Malir and the entire City Barbeque team have done a tremendous job building a unique brand and culture. City Barbeque has built a best-in-class reputation for producing competition-quality barbeque as well as providing an outstanding work experience for its team members. Rick and I share the belief that a great guest experience begins with a great team member experience. I am honored to be able to join this team and take part in the expansion of this exciting brand.”


About City Barbeque
At City Barbeque, folks wake up early to make the city’s best barbeque: every day, at every restaurant, teammates slow-smoke award-winning barbeque and craft homemade sides and desserts. City Barbeque also caters incredible events, providing personalized, friendly, and affordable service for events large or small, formal or laid-back. The company is devoted to supporting its teammates and the communities it serves and prioritizes giving back to local charities and non-profits. City Barbeque teammates are dedicated to providing competition-quality barbeque and genuine backyard hospitality; to improving themselves and their processes a little every day; and to staying true to their purpose: to serve and create happiness. For more information, visit City Barbeque at, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Media contact:
Elizabeth Grunewald
Marketing Project Specialist, City Barbeque