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Barnett Takes the Helm at Shrimp Basket

Shrimp Basket Restaurants welcomed Scott Barnett as its chief executive officer of the full-service seafood chain. Barnett succeeds Eddie Spence, who founded the company in 1993.

Spence will remain active in the company and serve on its board of directors.

Barnett was the founder and CEO of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurants Inc. After the chain sold in 2010, Barnett worked as a senior advisor with a merchant banking firm focused on the foodservice industry.