Longtime 7-Eleven executive Raj Kapoor has been named senior vice president of international for global chicken QSR Wingstop, according to a Wednesday announcement.
In his new role, Kapoor will oversee Wingstop’s growth and development strategy for non-U.S. markets, as well as the performance of its existing international markets. His hiring comes as Wingstop introduces its first restaurant in South Korea, according to the announcement.
"Our international business has incredible momentum and I'm confident Raj's leadership will further support our vision of scaling to more than 3,000 international units and becoming a top 10 global restaurant brand,” Michael Skipworth, president and CEO of Wingstop, said in the announcement.
Kapoor spent nearly three decades at 7-Eleven, where he held a variety of leadership roles such as vice president of international; senior vice president and chief information officer; vice president and general manager of 7-Eleven Canada; and his most recent position, senior vice president of fresh food, beverage and restaurants.
While leading 7-Eleven’s foodservice operations, Kapoor set the company’s menu strategy, developed various foodservice platforms, managed the retailer’s manufacturing infrastructure and helped 7-Eleven grow through delivery.
Kapoor also helped manage logistics, sales and merchandising and operations during his time at 7-Eleven.
Dallas-based Wingstop operates and franchises more than 1,950 locations globally.
Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven has more than 79,000 stores across 20 countries, including over 13,000 in the U.S.