Ruby’s names Scott Barnett interim CEO

Ruby’s names Scott Barnett interim CEO

Barnett is chain’s first outside CEO in its 33-year history

Ruby’s Diner Inc. has named former Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. CEO Scott Barnett interim CEO, replacing the chain’s founder, Doug Cavanaugh, who remains as chairman, the company said Thursday.

The appointment marks the first time Ruby’s will have a CEO other than Cavanaugh in its 33-year history, Cavanaugh noted.

“Scott was brought in because of his previous endeavors and great leadership skills,” particularly his experience with international franchising, Cavanaugh said. “I

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