Rivera to retire as Real Mex chair, CEO

Richard Rivera plans to retire as chair and chief executive of Real Mex Restaurants Inc. on April 1, the company said.

The Cypress, Calif.-based parent of the El Torito, Acapulco and Chevys brands has begun a search for his replacement, the company said in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Rivera joined Real Mex as chair, president and chief executive in April 2009. Rivera, who was then 62, had served most recently as president and chief executive of Rubi

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