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Twin Peaks taps Rick Akam to become COO

ADDISON, Texas — Twin Peaks Restaurants has hired Rick Akam, the man who led Hooters of America Inc. as it emerged as one of the most popular sports restaurants of its kind, as Chief Operating Officer of Twin Peaks Restaurants.
Akam will oversee the operations and expansion of Twin Peaks into a major national chain of high-caliber sports restaurants. Akam joins an executive team that includes Twin Peaks’ co-founders, CEO Randy DeWitt and CFO Scott Gordon, and President Jack Gibbons. Akam will report to Gibbons.

“We’re extremely excited to bring Rick into the Twin Peaks family,” said DeWitt. “To execute our growth plans, it’s critical for us to attract the right people for the right positions, and Rick’s experience and pedigree make his addition to the team a no-brainer. He knows what our target market expects better than just about anyone.”
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