Dave McDougall has transitioned to CEO from chief operating officer for Your Pie, a fast-casual pizza chain. Bucky Cook, former CEO, will now serve Your Pie in an advisory capacity.

Dave McDougallDave McDougallMcDougall joined Your Pie in December 2018, having previously worked with such restaurant chains as Back Yard Burgers and various multiconcept operators including NexCen Brands, FOCUS Brands. “We hired Dave a year ago for the purpose of continuity planning,” Cook said. “We did not have a specific timeline in mind, but as we began moving toward the close of 2019, we felt the timing was right to make the transition.”

As CEO, McDougall becomes responsible for setting Your Pie’s strategy and direction, identifying brand priorities, managing resources and aligning operational excellence with brand mission, culture and values at every level.

Your Pie operates more than 70 locations across the United States and was founded in 2008 by culinary entrepreneur Drew French.