Bob Evans taps CEO from Bravo Brio

by Erica Shaffer
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NEW ALBANY, Ohio – Bob Evans Farms, Inc. named Saed Mohseni president and CEO of the company effective Jan. 1. Mohseni also was appointed to the company’s board of directors. Mohseni currently serves as CEO of Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc. He will remain with Bravo Brio through Dec. 28. 

Saed Mohseni, Bob Evans' new president and CEO
Saed Mohseni, Bob Evans' new president and CEO

“Bob Evans is an iconic brand with a long track record of providing its restaurant guests with farm fresh food and outstanding service, while building a successful and expanding foods business,” Mohseni said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the dedicated people of Bob Evans to build on this foundation, providing an excellent experience for our guests, and opportunity for our employees, while sustainably improving margins and creating value for its shareholders.”

Mohseni brings more than 30 years of restaurant industry management experience to Bob Evans. Before joining Bravo Brio, he was CEO and a director of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants Inc., where he had served in a variety of leadership roles since joining the company in 1986.

“Saed Mohseni brings dynamic leadership to Bob Evans, and a notable track record as a restaurant operator with an intense focus on raising the quality of the overall guest experience,” said Doug Benham, chair of the Bob Evans board of directors. “The CEO Search Committee conducted a careful, extensive review over many months and the Board unanimously concluded that Saed was the right person to lead Bob Evans in fulfilling its potential. His energy, the depth of his knowledge of all aspects of the industry, and his ability to lead a team to perform at a higher level made him the standout candidate. We look forward to his joining us in January 2016.”

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