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Former CPK Exec Sullivan Lands in Red Robin’s Nest

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews hired Brian Sullivan as its vice president of culinary and beverage innovation.

Brian SullivanSullivan spent 34 years at California Pizza Kitchen, where he held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. He most recently served as senior vice president of culinary innovation.

Sullivan’s hiring reunites him with longtime colleague G.J. Hart, who became Red Robin’s president and chief executive officer in September 2022. The two worked together at CPK. “Menu quality and innovation is a major component of our comeback plan and Brian and his team are making great progress on menu enhancements we will roll out later this year,” Hart said in a statement.