Bubba Gump CEO steps down

SAN CLEMENTE Calif. Scott Barnett, founding president and chief executive of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurants Inc., said late Wednesday that he was stepping down, saying simply that “it was time.”

Company officials said Barnett’s responsibilities would be transitioned in the coming weeks to vice presidents Tim Busald and Gail Taggart. It was not clear whether the company would seek a replacement.


Barnett has been with the San

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