Cafe Enterprises, parent company of FATZ Cafe, tapped restaurant industry veteran Jim Mazany to serve as its CEO.

Mazany was most recently president of Joe’s Crab Shack, part of Ignite Restaurant Group. His background also includes leadership roles with TGI Friday’s and Applebee’s.

Cafe Enterprises operates 45 FATZ Cafe restaurants across the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia.