Brian Wallunas

Chief Digital Officer, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

Brian is currently the chief digital and technology officer for Smokey Bones focusing on executing the brand’s technology enabled AnyTime / AnyWhere vision that puts the guest in control of their dining experience.
Brian joined Smokey Bones in 2019 and has since rebuilt the organization’s technology infrastructure and direct-to-consumer eCommerce business, which has tripled in size. He has also been instrumental in the execution of the organization’s virtual restaurant brands, including The Wing Experience, which was recently named one of the Top 20 Fast Casual brands to watch in 2021 by Fast Casual magazine. 

Prior to joining Smokey Bones, Brian served as the director of marketing technology for the national foodservice business unit at The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, he oversaw the digital strategy and capabilities therein to digitize the Coca-Cola value bundle and unlock value for its customers. 

Brian also spent over seven years developing digital platforms and promotions for national foodservice brands Arby’s and Domino’s. As the digital strategy director for Arby’s Restaurant Group, he led a team to establish the digital vision and technology road map. 

Prior to Arby’s, Brian was the digital experience director for Domino’s Pizza. In this role, he led digital developments to maximize revenue for existing digital platforms while also innovating new ordering channels to make it easier and rewarding for guests to order their Domino’s favorites. Such innovation included the voice ordering assistant ‘Dom’ and the Domino’s AnyWare platform, which consists of Text, Tweet, Emoji, Samsung SmartTvs, iWatch, iPad and more. 

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Brian holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and an undergraduate business degree from Miami University.

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