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First Watch Adds Chief Development Officer

Renninger joins the breakfast-lunch chain from OSI Partners.

First Watch named Richard Renninger, a 20-plus year veteran of the real estate and restaurant industry, its chief development officer. In his new role Renninger is responsible new restaurant development, strategic planning and generating new and alternative means to maximize return on capital investments.

He comes to First Watch from OSI Restaurant Partners, now Bloomin' Brands, where he served executive vice president and chief development officer. Renninger also has held executive-level real estate and development positions with Rare Hospitality International, now owned by Darden Restaurants, Inc., and Waffle House, Inc.