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Baines is the One for Uno

Long-time restaurant executive becomes president and CEO of the pizza chain.

UNO Restaurant Holdings Corporation named former Brinker executive Ian Baines its new president and chief executive officer. Frank Guidara, the company's previous president and chief executive officer, will remain with Uno in a part-time consulting and advisory capacity until July 2014.

Baines most recently served as the senior vice president of strategic innovation for Brinker International and Chili's® Grill & Bar. In this role, he oversaw kitchen and culinary innovation and led the design and construction team. Prior to Brinker, he served as president and CEO of Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill. Baines also has experience working with Toronto-based SIR Corp. Restaurants, serving as president and chief operating officer of Jack Astor's Bar & Grill.