Brisbane based Motto Motto Japanese bolsters its executive team as they confirm two new restaurant openings for the first half of 2021.

Former Huxtaburger CEO Matt Fickling was announced as the brand’s Chief Commercial Officer last year has now been appointed Group Chief Operating Officer. This role will see Fickling continue to support the Founder, but in addition to leading the brand & marketing, supply chain and franchising functions will have added responsibility for restaurant operations and new restaurant development. Fickling will have direct reports including the National Operations Manager, National Development Manager, National Supply Chain Manager and Marketing Coordinator as part of the new role.

Rishad Contractor moved from burgers to bentos in September last year, joining Motto Motto from Betty’s Burgers where he spent 2.5 years as a NSW Operations Manager. Contractor has now been elevated to the newly created role of National Operations Manager with Motto Motto. Along with his Betty’s Burgers stint, Contractor brings previous senior management experience with Oporto and Coles Group, coupled with a background as an Oporto franchisee. Contractor will report to Matt Fickling.

Chief Operating Officer Matt Fickling said Contractor’s appointment will be instrumental in creating future opportunities for Motto Motto:

“Rish is charged with responsibility for our operations team as we scale our brand across Australia. He brings extensive experience across company operations, plus experience as both a franchisor and franchisee. This unique perspective will see us well placed to improve performance and create new opportunities for the brand, our people and our franchise partners.”

On his new appointment Contractor commented:

“I am very excited to be taking on the role of National Operations Manager with Motto Motto. The brand is in a unique position and I am delighted to be joining Matt and William (Group Founder) in a more senior role.”

With two new locations set to open before the end of the financial year the future is looking green for Motto Motto.

South-East Queenslanders will be spoiled for choice with a ninth restaurant to open late March at Robina Town Centre’s idyllic promenade. Sydneysiders will soon be rewarded with a third New South Wales restaurant set to open in June at the vibrant, eclectic Marrickville Metro al fresco dining precinct. As they expand their NSW footprint and enter the Victorian market in 2022, Motto Motto are looking for franchisees across the country.