Lamb takes over on an interim basis.
Bill Baumhauer, CEO and chairman of the board for the Colorado-based The Egg & I Restaurants passed away last week. Effective immediately, the board announced that Don Lamb will assume the role of interim CEO.
Lamb has served as the president and chief operating officer for The Egg & I Restaurants since October 2005.
The 66-year-old Baumhauer held numerous leadership positions throughout the course of his career, including chief operating officer for Planet Hollywood, president and CEO of Daka International and executive vice president, chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Fuddruckers.
“Our entire The Egg & I Restaurant family mourns this tragic loss and our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s wife, Stacey, and with his family,” Lamb stated. “Bill was not only my good friend, he was a brilliant man who brought tremendous leadership, energy and passion to his job, to our restaurants and to our company. More than anything, Bill was a role model for each of us, and we are better off, as individuals and as an organization, because of him. Bill made an indelible mark on each one of us associated with The Egg & I Restaurants. He will be sorely missed.”