Abdallah steps down from Carino's parent to join Egyptian licensee

AUSTIN Texas Norman Abdallah said he is stepping down as chief executive of Fired Up Inc. here, the parent to the 150-unit Carino’s Italian Grill chain, to join the Egyptian-based Amer International, a longtime licensee of the concept.

Abdallah, who will remain on Fired Up’s board and executive committee, has been named Amer’s senior vice chairman and president. He will be moving to Egypt.

Fired Up said Thursday that Creed Ford, who co-founded the

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