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Panera Bread Appoints Two New Executives to Augment Its Organizational Capabilities as It Executes Its Strategic Plan

Panera Bread Appoints Two New Executives to Augment Its Organizational Capabilities as It Executes Its Strategic Plan

Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) has named Drew Madsen president effective May 11. He will report to Ron Shaich, chairman and CEO. Madsen will oversee the core café business, while Shaich focuses on strategy, growth initiatives and innovation across the company. Madsen served as president and COO of Darden Restaurants […]

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Darden Restaurants Announces Leadership Changes; COO Drew Madsen To Retire

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that Drew Madsen, Darden’s President and Chief Operating Officer, has decided to retire from Darden at the end of the company’s fiscal second quarter.  He will be succeeded, effective immediately, by Gene Lee, who currently serves as the President of Darden’s Specialty Restaurant […]

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Salli Setta Named Red Lobster President; Dave Pickens Appointed Chief Restaurant Operations Officer for Darden

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced two senior leadership appointments: Salli Setta will become President of Red Lobster.  In her new role, she will lead all aspects of the iconic brand with more than 700 restaurants, 60,000 employees and $2.6 billion in annual sales. Dave Pickens will become the […]

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Darden Announces Departure of Chief Marketing Officer JJ Buettgen

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that JJ Buettgen has resigned from his position as chief marketing officer at the company, effective immediately, to become president and CEO of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. “We understand and respect JJ’s desire to lead an organization and we wish him well in his […]

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