Buca di Beppo names Rick Tasman CEO

Buca di Beppo names Rick Tasman CEO

Tasman will oversee the chain's growth plans over the next two years

Rick Tasman has joined Italian casual-dining chain Buca di Beppo as president and chief executive, parent company Planet Hollywood Group said Wednesday.

Tasman has worked in the casual-dining segment for more than 25 years, most recently as chief operating officer of 204-unit P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc. That company recently announced a $1.1-billion going-private sale to the Centerbridge Partners private-equity firm

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