Zoës Kitchen, a fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant group, announced the departure of Chief Operating Officer, Jeremy Hartley, effective October 23. Hartley is leaving the company to focus on personal interests.

“We thank Jeremy for his work and contributions over the last four years and express our heartfelt appreciation for his commitment to growing the Zoës Kitchen brand. He has built a strong leadership team devoted to operational excellence that will continue to provide our guests with a differentiated dining experience. We wish Jeremy and his family all the best,” says Kevin Miles, CEO and President, Zoës Kitchen.

Hartley joined Zoës Kitchen in 2013 and during his tenure he helped lead the company through a successful IPO, and the opening of more than 100 restaurant locations. He built a dedicated operational team with an emphasis on the company’s brand promise, core values and culture.

“It’s been a privilege and an honor to see Zoës Kitchen through much growth and I’m profoundly grateful to have participated in the company’s success story,” says Hartley. “I leave Zoës with fond memories, great friends and colleagues and as a fan of this unique brand.”

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