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Restaurant Industry Veteran Warne Becomes CPK’s CEO

California Pizza Kitchen tapped Jeff Warne to serve as its CEO. Warne is no stranger to CPK having previously served as a member of the chain’s board of directors. He places Jim Hyatt, who served as CPK’s CEO and president since 2018.

Warne previously served as president and CEO of Perkins, Marie Callender’s LLC, and O’Charley’s Inc. He also served as president of Pick Up Stix, COO of TGI Friday’s International, and CFO of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide.