Buca di Beppo Announces New President and CEO

Planet Hollywood Group of Companies President and CEO David Crabtree announces today that Rick Tasman has joined the Buca di Beppo brand as President and Chief Executive Officer.

“I am delighted that Rick has joined the company to lead our continued expansion and operations of Buca di Beppo.  Rick comes to us with many years experience successfully growing other brands in the casual dining restaurant segment,” said Mr. Crabtree. “Through his strong operations experience and leadership, Rick will prove invaluable as we continue to grow the brand.”

With more than twenty-five years of experience developing, operating and successfully growing casual dining restaurants, Mr. Tasman was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of PF Changs China Bistro, a Chinese restaurant chain with more than 200 locations.

“I am very excited to be a part of this iconic and growing brand,” said Mr. Tasman.  “The passion of the team at every level, the made from scratch daily menu, our commitment to being your first choice in celebratory dining, have us uniquely poised for our future expansion plans”

Owned by Planet Hollywood International, Inc., with locations from Philadelphia to Honolulu, and Mexico City to London, Buca di Beppo restaurants embody the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality. Dishes enjoyed for generations in villages throughout Italy inspire the menu, which features both Northern and Southern Italian favorites. While the food has pleased millions of palates from coast-to-coast, Buca di Beppo is equally famous for its quirky décor and upbeat atmosphere. Most Buca di Beppo locations are open daily for lunch and dinner. Delivery is also available at many locations nationwide. Visit www.bucadibeppo.com for locations, hours of operation, menus, reservations or to place an online order for Buca To Go.