Alexander’s Holdings president and chief executive officer Lonnie J. Stout II said that Parks, who was named to this executive post earlier this year, has already assumed his new role.
Most recently, Parks held the role of director of information systems with J. Alexander’s Holdings, and subsidiaries from February 2013 to 2018.
He also served in a similar capacity with J. Alexander’s Corporation from July 1996 to February 2013.
Stout said: “Jason has proven himself as an invaluable leader in directing the evolution of our Information Systems.
“His contributions have enhanced the breadth of our management team and will continue to benefit the company as we expand our base of restaurants.”
In May 1991, Parks began working as a server at J. Alexander’s first restaurant in Nashville and following the company’s first internal management hiring, he served in restaurant management from January 1992 to July 1996.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, J. Alexander’s Holdings’ collection of boutique restaurants includes J. Alexander’s, Redlands Grill, Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill and Lyndhurst Grill. The company has 44 restaurants in 15 states.
In August 2017, J. Alexander’s entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 99 Restaurants, in an all-stock transaction valued at about $199m.
The company received support from its major shareholders for its planned acquisition in January this year.