Shoney's Announces New COO and Executive Chef

Shoney's has around 150 restaurants in 16 states. 
Shoney's has around 150 restaurants in 16 states. 

Shoney’s announced two new members to its executive team: Michael Wozniak, Shoney's new chief operating officer, and Eric Cleveland, Shoney's new executive chef.

Wozniak's more than 27 years of experience has seen him in integral management positions, including CEO, at companies ranging from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar enterprises across a wide variety of industries. His background includes overseeing domestic and international expansion through franchising and company-owned operations.

With more than 25 years in the foodservice and restaurant industry, Chef Eric Cleveland has demonstrated not only a wealth of culinary expertise, but expertise with sales and training as well. He is an active member of the Research Chefs Association (RCA) and the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

"Shoney's has earned its place as an American icon through our tradition of top-quality family dining, unmatched service, and incredible value," says David Davoudpour, Shoney’s chairman and CEO. "With Michael and Chef Eric, we're gaining decades of business and culinary expertise that can help bring an even better Shoney's experience to our ever-growing legion of believers."

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