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Denny's Names Rodriguez COO

Pick Up Stix chief operating officer Robert Rodriguez will assume the same position for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN) no later than Sept. 13. In his new role, Rodriguez will be responsible for leading all of Denny's company and franchised units.

Rodriguez joined Pick Up Stix, an Asian quick-casual concept owned by Carlson Restaurants, in 2008. Prior to that, he was president at Dunkin Donuts.

In addition, Rodriguez previously held executive positions with Mrs. Field's Famous Brands, Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffee, McDonald's and PepsiCo. He began his career on the operations side of the business with Taco Bell.