Ryan’s, which is poised to open its 10th location this February at the Hanover Crossing shopping complex, has announced the appointments of three new managers.
Ryan Weldon, Jack Torchetti and Robyn Kenney have been tapped to oversee the fun, food and special events, respectively, in the 40,000 square-foot, family entertainment center.
Ryan Weldon, who has been named Fun and Games Manager, will oversee the 91-game arcade, laser tag arena, bowling and axe throwing lanes. Weldon comes to Ryan’s from Firecracker Sports, where he honed leadership skills running baseball tournaments. In addition to managing the gaming elements at Ryan’s, he plans to implement Laser Tag tournaments for kids and adults. A recent graduate of Bob Jones University, Weldon, of Halifax, earned a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management.
Jack Torchetti has been appointed Food and Beverage Manager Torchetti brings more than two decades of restaurant experience to the post. Most recently, he served as General Manager of Mama Mia’s in Marshfield. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Boston Bowl as General Manager/Food and Beverage Operations. Earlier in his career, he served as Executive Chef and GM of the iconic Hilltop Steakhouse in Braintree. He is currently developing the menu for Ryan’s Hanover Crossing, which will feature upscale pub-style items like stackable smash burgers and giant Bavarian pretzels. Torchetti is a resident of Abington.
Robyn Kenney has been hired as Event Sales Manager and will oversee the sales and execution of corporate outings, private parties, fundraisers and special events. Kenney is a communications professional with over ten years of experience in writing, public relations, and new media including scriptwriting and video production. She ran a writing and communications business, Island Bay Media, Inc., for three years and continues to write and coach writing for a small number of clients on the South Shore. She believes her corporate communications experience coupled with her earlier years in the service industry as a bartender and events manager will translate well into this new and exciting role. Kenney is a graduate of Mount Ida College and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. She currently resides in Marshfield.
“These are three dynamic individuals who are passionate about their respective fields,” said Liam Quilty-Dunn, General Manager of Ryan’s Hanover Crossing. “They’ll be a key part of our launch this winter and a key part of creating a first-class customer experience. I’m thrilled to have them on our leadership team.”
Ryan’s Hanover Crossing will be the largest of Ryan’s 10 locations. It will feature bowling, laser tag, a state-of-the art arcade, virtual reality attractions, axe throwing, two bars and a restaurant. The space also includes a VIP Room with a private bar and bowling lanes, along with a second story mezzanine, both of which will provide ample options for functions of all sizes.
Ryan’s will employ approximately 150 people when the center opens in February. Candidates interested in part- or full-time positions can view information and apply online at ryanfamily.com/hanover.