Bloomin’ Brands Inc. has hired Stephen Judge, a former Darden Restaurants Inc. executive, to become the next president of its Bonefish Grill concept.
Judge, who was previously president at Seasons 52, part of Darden’s Specialty Restaurant Group, will assume the position on Jan. 1, 2013. He succeeds John Cooper, who is retiring after 23 years with Bloomin’ Brands.
Cooper became president of Bonefish Grill in 2001. Prior to 2001, he worked in area deve