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Business Observer Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 7 months ago

Restaurant group names head of seafood brand

Jeff Carcara joins Bloomin’ Brands as president of Bonefish Grill.

TAMPA — Bloomin’ Brands Inc. appointed Jeff Carcara president of Bonefish Grill.

According a press release, Carcara, who has 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry, comes to Bloomin’ Brands from Irving, Texas-based Del Frisco’s Emerging Brands, where he was CEO. In his new role, he will lead the operations and development for Bonefish Grill restaurants nationwide.

“Jeff will bring creativity, energy and thoughtful leadership to continue driving excellence at Bonefish Grill,” Bloomin’ Brands CEO Liz Smith states in the release. “The depth of his experience, coupled with his proven success in the polished-casual dining segment, will help ensure that Bonefish Grill remains the destination for customers seeking fresh fish and a big city bar in their neighborhood.”

Carcara also has CEO experience at Barteca Restaurant Group, the release states.

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