GOLDEN, Colo. – George Michel was appointed CEO of Boston Market Corporation. Michel, who most recently served as president and CEO of Timothy’s Coffees of the World, Inc., assumed the position from F. Lane Cardwell effective Oct. 4.

As part of its anniversary celebration, the restaurant chain announced on Oct. 4 details of a nationwide rollout of upgrades and new menu items designed to enhance guest satisfaction. The leadership transition accompanies a shift in focus from the development of the vision for the new Boston Market toward attention to implementation.

Michel’s operations background will ensure effective execution of the nationwide rollout, said T. Scott King, senior managing director of Sun Capital Partners, a leading private-investment firm whose affiliate owns Boston Market. “We appreciate Lane Cardwell’s significant contributions in shaping the new strategy, and wish him well in his future activities. Now we turn our full attention to executing the plan for Boston Market under George Michel’s able leadership,” King said.