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Einstein Noah Restaurant Group names McAlister’s chief as CEO


Lakewood, Colo. -- Einstein Noah Restaurant Group announced the appointment of Frank G. Paci as president and CEO, effective Sept. 15. Paci succeeds Michael Arthur who has filled the position on an interim basis since February 2014. Arthur will continue to serve as a board director.

Nelson Heumann, chairman of the board, stated: “Frank is a highly experienced executive and an exceptional leader in the restaurant industry. We are delighted to welcome him to Einstein Noah Restaurant Group. After conducting an extensive search, which included evaluating the qualifications of dozens of well-regarded candidates, we are proud to have selected an individual who we believe has the passion, talent and expertise to strengthen and grow our business.”

Paci is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience leading top retail brands. He most recently served as president and CEO at McAlister’s Deli, a 300 plus unit fast casual concept, since September 2010.

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