Carrabba’s Italian Grill names Mike Kappitt president

Carrabba’s Italian Grill names Mike Kappitt president

Former chief marketing officer to lead Italian chain

Bloomin’ Brands Inc. named Mike Kappitt the new president of its Carrabba’s Italian Grill brand on Tuesday.

Kappitt had previously been the Tampa-based Bloomin’ Brands’ senior vice president and chief marketing officer. He replaces David Pace, who left Carrabba’s to take the CEO job at Jamba Juice.

“Mike’s proven leadership and brand-building talents are perfect for the Carrabba’s brand,” Liz Smith, CEO of Bloomin’ Brands, said in a statement.

“Consumers cont

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