CraftWorks Holdings has promoted Tim Kaliher to president of its recently acquired Logan’s Roadhouse casual-dining division, the company said Monday.
Kaliher, most recently chief operations officer for the Nashville, Tenn.-based Logan’s, takes over leadership of the brand from Hazem Ouf, the Logan’s CEO who was named chairman and CEO of Broomfield, Colo.-based CraftWorks after its merger with Logan’s earlier this month.
“Tim has continued to be a critical component of our team and brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role,” Ouf said in a statement. “His experience, turnaround expertise and operational acumen will position Logan’s Roadhouse to continue its positive momentum.”
Logan’s, which emerged from bankruptcy in late 2016, has 204 company-owned and franchised locations in 22 states.
“Strong leadership is critical to Logan’s Roadhouse as it becomes further integrated with the CraftWorks brand,” Ouf said, “and we are pleased to have a proven leader like Tim drive the brand forward.”
Prior to joining Logan’s Roadhouse, Kaliher served as chief operating officer for Redding, Calif.-based Black Bear Diner Inc. He previously held leadership positions at O’Charley’s and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc.
Logan's Roadhouse generated estimated 2017 U.S. systemwide sales of $462.4 million, according to Nation’s Restaurant News Top 200 research.
CraftWorks Holdings has 390 units, which in addition to Logan’s include Rock Bottom Restaurants and Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants.
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