Restaurant industry veteran becomes senior vice president of operations.

George Wooten is the new senior vice president of operations for Sbarro, the mall-focused Italian restaurant chain.

In his new role, Wooten oversees all aspects of operations to ensure product and service quality and consistency.

Most recently, Wooten served as senior vice president, casual dining for M.H. Alshaya Co., a Middle Eastern retail company. His background also includes serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Centerplate.