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Ruby Tuesday appoints James F. Hyatt, II as CEO

Staff Writer | Maryville, Tn., USA | April 7, 2017
Ruby TuesdayApril 7, 2017, Maryville, Tn., USA - Ruby Tuesday, a food business, announced that it has named James F. Hyatt, II as president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.
Most recently, Mr. Hyatt served as Chief Executive Officer of Church’s Chicken from September 2011 through November 2016 and remains a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Prior to Church’s Chicken, Mr. Hyatt held the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Cosí from September 2007 through September 2011.

Prior to Cosí, he spent 35 years in the QSR category with 31 years at Burger King including 11 years as one of the most successful multi-unit franchisees.

Mr. Hyatt was then recruited to join Burger King’s corporate executive team in Miami to support a brand turnaround in 2002 with new private equity owners.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Global Operations Officer, he was responsible for the performance of 13,000 restaurants and the global franchisee community in over 65 countries.

He helped Burger King achieve a successful public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 2006.

Mr. Hyatt also served as Director of Operations for Hardee's Restaurants Inc. from 1986 to 1990.