Nelson J. Marchioli

Nelson MarchioliSenior Franchise Consultant
iFranchise Group

Mr. Marchioli has nearly 40 years of experience in the restaurant industry, including leadership positions at Denny’s, Brueggers’ Bagel Bakeries, Burger King, El Pollo Loco and Red Lobster. His broad-based experience in foodservice includes brand revitalization, international expansion, executive recruiting and coaching, real estate, sales and marketing, operations, and more.

Mr. Marchioli served as a Director of the Board for Denny’s Corporation from 2001 to 2010. Most recently, Mr. Marchioli completed a nine year tenure as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Denny’s, which is one of America’s leading family dining chains with more than 1,600 company and franchised restaurants in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Guam, Mexico, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.

During his time with Denny’s, Mr. Marchioli orchestrated a successful operational, brand and financial turnaround that placed Denny’s in its strongest financial position in more than 25 years. Under his leadership, Denny’s re-emerged as a successful restaurant brand as evidenced by eight consecutive quarters of positive same store sales. Mr. Marchioli was responsible for spearheading the rejuvenation of the brand demonstrated through bold, case study worthy marketing initiatives and the successful launch of innovative new menu items.

A native of Florida, Mr. Marchioli holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.