Robert Palleschi

Robert Palleschi

TGI Fridays names Robert Palleschi president, CEO

Hospitality executive joins casual-dining brand from Hilton Worldwide

TGI Fridays has named hotel executive Robert Palleschi as its president and CEO to succeed Nick Shepherd, who stepped down in October, the company said Tuesday.

The Carrollton, Texas-based casual-dining chain said Palleschi, 51, would join the company Feb. 8. He most recently headed global full-service brands for the McLean, Va.-based Hilton Worldwide Corp.

“I’ve known Fridays for so many years &

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