John Budd

Executive Vice President, Chief Development and Strategy Officer

John Budd is executive vice president, chief development and strategy officer for the Oklahoma City-based national headquarters of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®. He is responsible for the development of enterprise wide strategy, franchise development function (sales, real estate and construction), supply chain, enterprise program management, and the implementation of key technology initiatives and technology support.

Budd joined SONIC in 2013 from the Boston Consulting Group, where he served as a partner and managing director. In that role, he gained relevant experience helping restaurant brands create successful management strategies, drive unit growth, implement long-term menu innovation and improve same-store sales and profits. Prior to his work with Boston Consulting Group, he held various domestic and international roles of increasing accountability with General Electric.

Budd earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

He serves on the finance committee for the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation.

Budd and his wife, Rebecca, have two sons, Jackie and Marcus.

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