Business Franchise Australia


A Supreme Hire for SumoSalad

Adam comes to SumoSalad from Yum! Restaurants International, where he was Head of Operations Excellence of Pizza Hut. During Adam’s 18-year career with Yum! Restaurants International, he has held leadership roles including Operations Project Leader, Site Development Manager and Business Development Manager across both Pizza Hut and KFC. 

“It is a privilege to be asked to lead SumoSalad retail operations, as I have great respect for the brand and its vision”, Adam said. “The opportunity to help expand and grow the business in the franchise and QSR space is an exciting one. After spending almost two decades working with some of the most innovative brands in fast food, I am thrilled to bring my expertise to a business that is dedicated to providing Australians with healthy options.”

Luke Baylis, SumoSalad CEO, said: “Adam is a passionate senior executive with a proven track record helping businesses grow in franchise environments. In addition, he has worked on all facets of the franchise industry, from working on the floor, to Human Resources, Marketing and Business Development.”

“Adam’s widespread knowledge and experience comes at a very exciting time for SumoSalad, as we aim to take the franchise to new heights and locations over the next five years. We’re excited to have him on board and believe the company will benefit greatly from his experience in the franchise and fast food arena. It’s also exciting to see him swap pizza and fried chicken for hearty and healthy salads!”

Adam Arnold joins SumoSalad after the departure of Ian Winn who held the role of Chief Operating Officer. Ian Winn has since gone on to head Oporto as CEO.