Joseph Stein has served as a restaurant and franchise consultant since February 2011. Mr. Stein has also served as President of R&J Restaurants, LLC, a Blaze Pizza franchise, since August 2013. Since June 2013, Mr. Stein has been a member of the board of directors of Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRG), and currently serves as chairman of its compensation committee. Since February 2014, Mr. Stein has served on the board of the Orange County affiliate of Susan G. Komen Foundation, a non-profit charity. From January 2009 to February 2011, Mr. Stein was the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Innovation for El Pollo Loco, Inc., a restaurant concept, and was previously the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Stein has served in a variety of executive positions with other restaurant companies during his over 25-year career, including with Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc., Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. and CKE Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Stein was also previously a certified public accountant for KPMG LLP. From February 2012 to May 2013, Mr. Stein served as a director of ROI Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company that completed its business combination in May 2013. Mr. Stein holds a B.A. in accounting from California State University-Long Beach.