(Dallas, TX) –Boston Pizza Restaurants, LP has named Mike Best, its former chief financial officer, to the role of chief operating officer and introduces Randy Steinbrenner to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. The announcement was made by Jim Treliving, founder and chief executive officer of Boston’s.
“Mike and Randy’s significant industry experience speaks for itself,” said Treliving. “Boston’s has seen major growth in recent years, and, as we continue to grow our business across North America, it is reassuring having these gentlemen in leadership positions.”
Mike Best has been with Boston’s since 2003 when he was hired as the chief financial officer. Best came to Boston’s with more than 15 years of financial and operational experience at the executive level. He began his career at Ernst & Young, after which he held the positions of senior vice president, COO and CFO at several retailing and manufacturing companies.
Randy Steinbrenner joins Boston’s after four years as the vice president of marketing for Tony Roma’s. Prior to Tony Roma’s, Steinbrenner was a senior marketing manager at Applebee’s International, where he was responsible for all bar initiatives.
About Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar mirrors its sister company, Boston Pizza, the No. 1 casual dining brand in Canada. Introduced in the U.S. in 1998, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar is franchised by Boston Pizza Restaurants, L.P. Boston’s 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 more than 100 items including salads, sandwiches, and a variety of sports bar favorites such as burgers, wings and ribs. With annual system wide sales exceeding $800 million, Boston Pizza and Boston’s have more than 388 outlets throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Boston’s grows primarily through franchises and is scheduled to open 6 new restaurants in 2010. For more information, visit www.bostons.com.