Happening People: TooJay’s Names New Vice President of Human Resources

TooJay’s, the restaurant known for its generous servings of homemade New York deli favorites, has announced the appointment of Art Sanders as Vice President of Human Resources. Sanders joins the West Palm Beach-based restaurant company with more than 30 years of human resources and multi-unit operations experience.

In his new position, Sanders is responsible for supervising and providing strategic consultation to management on staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, budgets and employee relations for TooJay’s 28 restaurants.

“We are excited to have Art join the executive team as he believes that our employees are the pinnacle of the TooJay’s culture,” said Maxwell Piet, president and CEO of TooJay’s.

Before joining TooJay’s leadership team, Sanders served as the Vice President of Human Resources for PLS Financial Services in Chicago, providing leadership to a diverse employee base servicing customers nationally. Prior to that role, he was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources with Potbelly Sandwiches, a chain of 200 quick-casual sandwich shops.  Sanders has also led global human resources for the Universal Music Group and Blockbuster’s U.S. video stores.

Sanders earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA. He is relocating from Chicago to the West Palm Beach area.

Founded in 1981, TooJay’s has grown to 28 restaurants throughout Florida and currently serves guests in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the Treasure Coast, the West Coast of Florida, the Orlando area, The Villages and Polk County.

TooJay’s received the 2017 Dining Award for Best Deli from Orlando Magazine, two Foodie Awards for Best Deli and Best Take-Out from the Orlando Sentinel, the 2016 Best of South Florida Award for Best Deli from the Sun Sentinel and ranked eighth in the country for Family Dining by Consumer Reports.

For more information about TooJay’s, visit TooJays.com. Follow TooJay’s at twitter.com/therealTooJays and instagram.com/toojaysdeli or visit the Facebook fan page, which has over 88 thousand fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/TooJaysDeli.