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Effective immediately, Richard K. "Rick" Arras is acting as president and CEO of Boston Market replacing Michael Andres who will be leaving the company to return to McDonald's Corporation. Mr. Arras most recently served as president, CEO, and partner of Wi-Tenn Restaurants, L.L.C., a franchise developer and operator of O'Charley's Restaurants. Prior to Wi-Tenn Restaurants, he has held a number of senior leadership roles including president and CEO of Shoney's Restaurants and president and COO of Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores (NASDAQ - GS:CRBL). He began his career as a management trainee with Perkins Family Restaurants in 1979, and from 1988 to 1998, he served as Perkins’ president and COO.