Jim Treliving and George Melville, Co-Chairmen and Owners of Boston Pizza Restaurants, LP are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Pacinda to President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, USA and Mexico, effective September 23, 2013.
Mr. Pacinda is currently the President and CEO of Boston Pizza International Inc., the franchisor for Boston Pizza restaurants in Canada. Since joining the organization in 1997, Mr. Pacinda has held a number of senior roles within the organization including Executive Vice President, President and Chief Operating Officer for Boston Pizza in Canada. Mr. Pacinda will continue as President and CEO of Boston Pizza International Inc. and CEO of the Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund.
“Mark has demonstrated tremendous leadership in growing the Boston Pizza brand in Canada,” said Treliving. “Mark will work closely with the leadership team at Boston’s and our great franchisee community to help build the brand and continue to set the pace for the restaurant industry and our category.”
“With Boston’s and Boston Pizza, we have the unique benefit of two very strong brands to leverage throughout North America,” said Pacinda. “With a commitment to our three pillars around franchisee profitability, building the brands, and continually improving the guest experience, we have a sound strategic platform from which to grow the company.”
Boston’s also announced the hiring of Troy Cooper as Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective September 24, 2013. In this role, Mr. Cooper will be responsible for Boston’s restaurant businesses in the USA and Mexico.
“Troy comes to Boston’s with extensive operations and executive experience in the restaurant industry,” said Pacinda. “He has a demonstrated track record for building successful brands and establishing operational excellence for a number of organizations. Troy will be a valued addition to our team.”
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar offers a contemporary, sit-down family dining atmosphere with a separate sports bar customized with local team memorabilia. The result is a fun, high-energy setting for families and sports enthusiasts alike. While Boston’s specializes in gourmet pizza and pasta, its menu features nearly 100 items including salads, sandwiches, and a variety of sports bar favorites such as burgers, wings and ribs. With annual system wide sales approaching $1 billion, Boston Pizza and Boston’s have more than 390 outlets throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. For more information on the Boston’s franchise opportunity, visit www.bostons.com/franchising/ or contact VOGELD@bostons.com. For the latest news on Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar visit www.facebook.com/BostonsNational or follow Boston’s on Twitter at www.twitter/BostonsCorp.
Boston Pizza International Inc. is Canada’s No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 350 restaurants in Canada. Annually, Boston Pizza serves more than 40 million guests and the company is recognized as a Platinum member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Boston Pizza International Inc. is located in Richmond, B.C., and has regional offices in Mississauga, Ont., and Laval, Que. For more information, visit www.bostonpizza.com, www.facebook.com/BostonPizza or follow Boston Pizza on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bostonpizza.