Drew Ritger has been CEO of ZIPS Franchising, LLC since December 1, 2017. Previously he served as senior vice president of development for the Oklahoma City-based national headquarters of SONIC® America’s Drive-In®. In this role, Ritger was responsible for the overall growth of SONIC® business, including franchise relations, market planning, franchise sales, area development agreements, design and construction, as well as real estate site selection. During his time at SONIC®, the franchise expanded by approximately 2,000 stores and increased annual system sales by over $3.8 billion. Ritger plans to use his expertise in franchise growth at ZIPS.
Ritger also held leadership positions with Fast Food Merchandisers, Inc., H.J. Heinz Company and Ralston Purina. A past member of the National Association of Purchasing Managers, Ritger served on its regional board of directors. He was also a board member for the Pacific Northwest Grain & Food Association (Oregon), the Council of Logistics Management and The National MS Society of Oklahoma. Ritger is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and is now a member of the organization’s alumni association.