UK McDonald’s Leader Joins Pizza Industry

""According to, “McDonald’s Corp.said Tuesday that the president of its European division is leaving to join privately held Gondola Group.”

“The world’s biggest hamburger chain said that in his new role Steve Easterbrook will serve as CEO of Gondola’s PizzaExpress, a pizza restaurant based in the United Kingdom.  Easterbrook, 44, has worked at McDonald‘s ( MCD news people ) for 18 years. He will leave his position as president of McDonald’s Europe effective Sept. 30. Easterbrook will be succeeded by Doug Goare, who currently serves as executive vice president of McDonald’s global supply chain and real estate development. Goare, 59, will take on his new post on Oct. 1.”