Chain restaurant industry veteran Carin Stutz is the new chief executive officer for Native Foods, a plant-based multiunit concept with 13 locations across California, Oregon, Colorado and Chicago.

image004Carin StutzMost recently, Stutz served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Red Robin, overseeing 560 restaurants across the United States and Canada. She also served as president for McAlister’s Deli with FOCUS Brands; CEO and president of Cosi; and president of Global Business Development for Brinker International, leading all operations and franchise development for 240 Chili’s and Maggiano’s restaurants around the globe. Prior to her work at Brinker, Stutz was executive vice president of operations for Applebee’s International.