Panera COO John Maguire leaves to head Friendly's as CEO

Panera COO John Maguire leaves to head Friendly's as CEO

John Maguire has resigned as chief operating officer of Panera Bread Co. to become chief executive of Friendly’s Ice Cream LLC, which emerged earlier this year from bankruptcy, the bakery-café chain said Tuesday.

Panera Bread said Charles Chapman III, currently executive vice president of development and licensing for the St. Louis-based company, would succeed Maguire. The changes will be effective May 31.

At Wilbraham, Mass.-based Friendly’s, Magui

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