Cheddar’s names Red Lobster’s Baltes CEO

IRVING Texas Cheddar's Casual Cafe, operator of the namesake 61-unit casual chain, has named Red Lobster veteran Kelly C. Baltes chairman and chief executive.

Baltes most recently was executive vice president for 685-unit Red Lobster, a division of Darden Restaurants Inc. He assumes a position previously held by the late Aubrey G. Good, who co-founded Cheddar’s in 1978 with Douglas H. Rogers, who remains vice chairman. Good died in July 2006.


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