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CraftWorks Updates Leadership Team

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Inc. named Jeff Melnick the brand leader for the company’s Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants.

In his new role, Melnick will lead all strategic and tactical matters for the brand, including guest service, food quality control, employee experience, operational soundness, innovation and financial performance. A foodservice industry veteran, Melnick brings more than 25 years experience to the company, having previously served as the senior vice president of operations for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and the regional director of operations for Chili's.

CraftWorks also named Aaron Ruben its vice president of real estate and development and promoted Tom Dargen to vice president of brewing operations.