Skip navigation

Pascuzzi tapped as Perkins president

MEMPHIS Tenn. Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc., which operates more than 600 family-dining restaurants, has promoted Pete Pascuzzi to the new post of executive vice president for operations and president of Perkins Restaurants effective immediately.


In his new position, Pascuzzi will oversee PMCI’s operations-services teams as well as two vice presidents at the Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery brand and three area vice presidents at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, including Jerry Claringbole who was recently promoted and will be based out of Cincinnati to handle the states of Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.




Pascuzzi, an industry veteran with more than 30 years experience, had been appointed senior vice president of corporate restaurant operations for the company in 2007.




“Since joining the company in January 2006, Pete has – and continues to be – instrumental in raising the bar of excellence in all areas of performance,” said Jay Trungale, chief executive of PMCI.




PMCI also announced the appointment of Lonnie Howard as president of Foxtail Foods, the wholesale bakery division based in Fairfield, Ohio, and Nick Saba as vice president of food and beverage. Howard was most recently senior vice president of Foxtail Foods. Saba most recently managed food and beverage for Marie Callender’s.



Memphis-based PMCI has annual revenues of more than $1 billion.



Contact Ron Ruggless at [email protected].


Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.