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Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar names new president

Company also promotes Sergio Carvallo to president of Mexico division

Eric Taylor is now the president of U.S. operations for Boston's Restaurant & Sport Bar. Photo: Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar has reorganized its U.S. and Mexico operations, naming Eric Taylor president of U.S. operations, and promoting Sergio Carvallo to president of Boston’s Mexico, the operator said Monday.

Troy Cooper, former chief operating officer of Boston's, with responsibility for supervising restaurants in the U.S. and Mexico, has left the company.

Taylor was most recently senior vice president and chief operating officer of Rita’s Italian Ice. He has also held executive positions at Sbarro and Bennigan’s.

Taylor will oversee Boston's 29 casual-dining restaurants in the United States, including developing relationships and best practices with franchisees, as well as expansion efforts, the company said in a release. Carvallo’s promotion was confirmed by a company spokeswoman. The former executive vice president will oversee the chain’s 12 locations in Mexico.

Both presidents will report to Mark Pacinda, president and CEO of Boston Pizza International.

“The Boston’s team is thrilled to welcome Eric Taylor as the new Boston’s U.S. president, as he exemplifies the leadership style and operational experience that Boston’s needs to grow and succeed as a company,” Pacinda said. “Eric has established an expertise in successfully developing franchise brands both domestically and internationally and understands what it takes to effectively rise to the top in the casual dining segment.”

Taylor said, “Aside from being a loyal Boston’s customer for more than 10 years, I immediately saw the value in the brand and recognized its growth potential in the U.S.”

He added that he would work to develop the brand in a way that reflected the “quality product and premium services” it provides.

Boston's sister brand, Boston Pizza, has more than 400 locations in Canada.

Correction: Nov. 21, 2016  An earlier version of this story misspelled Mark Pacinda's name. It has been updated. 

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