| Feb 25 | people
Downtown Louisville, Kentucky Einstein Bros.; photo:bmm
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Fast Casual franchisor Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BAGL), operating under Einstein Bros., Noah's New York and Manhattan Bagel brands, announced on Monday that effective immediately its board of directors has appointed Michael Arthur as interim chief executive officer and president, following the resignation of Jeff O'Neill earlier in the day.
The chain of over 850 restaurants also announced that comparable store sales for the fourth quarter increased only 0.1 percent over the prior year, while comparable store sales for 2013 versus 2012 was even more lackluster, decreasing 0.3 percent. Although the company did not say how many net outlets in 2013 it gained, it did declare that a...