Zaza New Cuban Diner Expands Executive Leadership and Now Poised For Growth
Orlando, FL – Monday, January 25, 2021 —
appoints Victor Ganoe to Senior Vice President of Operations. In this role, Ganoe will oversee Zaza fast casual
operations including all restaurant locations, Central Kitchen, Café Zaza, catering operations and new store
development. Ganoe has 30 years in restaurant operations where he has opened many restaurants in
six states. Most recently, he held the position of Regional Director for Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and oversaw
the Southeast region including Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama markets.
Virginia Allen has been named the Director of Finance for the brand where she will oversee analysis
and financial support across all area of the business. In her role, she will partner with leadership and senior
managers to monitor key performance metrics, analyze the company’s financial results, and identify business
trends. Prior to joining Zaza New Cuban Diner, Allen was with McDirmit Davis CPA where she specialized in
corporate tax and financial consulting with an emphasis in the food and beverage industry. Allen has over 15
years of experience and is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Masters degree in Accounting..
“We are excited and delighted that Victor and Virginia are a part of the Zaza New Cuban Diner
leadership team. Their collective extensive experience will no doubt help lead Zaza through the fast-
approaching next phase of our growth. These roles will help drive development and operational excellence
while continuing to focus on our culture,” said Ruben Perez, Co-Founder and Owner of Zaza New Cuban Diner.
Zaza plans to open 25 locations in the next 5 years while growing Café Zaza, our proprietary retail coffee
About Zaza New Cuban Diner, Buenos Everything.
Originally founded in 1981 as a 3rd generation family restaurant business, the Perez family, led by Ruben Perez, established the Zaza New Cuban Diner restaurant concept in 2013 serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The brand serves authentic Cuban American comfort food and coffee representative of our four-generation family tradition. Currently, there are five Zaza New Cuban Diner locations in Waterford Lakes, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Curry Ford (FL) and the Orlando International airport as well as a Central Kitchen and local coffee Roaster.