Mario Cernadas is the new chief operating officer for Roy's Restaurant.

His background includes serving as director of operations at The Capital Grille, COO for RMH Franchise Holdings, a large Applebee's franchisee; CEO at Cici's; senior vice president and COO at Texas Land and Cattle; vice president of operations at Tony Roma's; director of international operations for Bennigan's; and director of franchise operations at Applebee's Services, Inc.