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Saladworks names Patrick Sugrue CEO

Saladworks names Patrick Sugrue CEO

Sugrue will work on revitalizing the brand

Patrick Sugrue has been named CEO of Saladworks, a 100-unit salad chain that was purchased out of bankruptcy last year, the company told Nation's Restaurant News.

Sugrue replaces Paul Steck, who was promoted from president to president and CEO when Centre Lane Partners bought the Conshohocken, Pa.-based chain last June.

Sugrue is also a director of Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc., franchisor of Pizza Delight, Mikes Trattoria, Scores and Baton Rouge concepts.

Steck had been with the company since 2002, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Sugrue will be working with the chief financial officer Rich Palladino, a 14-year company veteran, and vice president of brand services Jena Henderson, who has been with the chain for 10 years, to revitalize the company, a spokeswoman said. She added that plans call for new restaurant designs that include a more open, farm-to-table style, along with free Wi-Fi and power sources.

Correction: March 22, 2016  An earlier version of this story misstated Saladworks' unit count. The chain has 100 locations. A spokesperson also corrected her earlier comments on Sugrue’s previous affiliation; he is a director of Imvescor Restaurant Concepts. 

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