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Pieology Hires Ex-CEO of Smashburger

California-based Pieology announced on Wednesday that it has hired the ex-CEO and president of Smashburger, Michael J. Nolan, to be its president. Nolan has already begun his new duties at Pieology earlier this month.

Prior to his tenure at Smashburger, Nolan held executive-level positions at Corner Bakery Café, Bloomin' Brands, Inc., and Panera Bread Company.

"Michael has an unparalleled understanding of the fast-casual industry and I am excited to hand him the reins through our next growth phase," said Pieology founder and CEO Carl Chang. "I'm confident that Michael's expertise and leadership will continue to propel Pieology forward and as he rounds up the rest of his leadership team to take the business to the next level, while I will take on a more passive role from day to day activities as a board member."

Chang is also the CEO and founder of Redwood Kairos Real Estate Partners.

The fast-casual pizza chain reports that it now has 135 restaurants across the United States.

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