David Crabtree, president and CEO of Planet Hollywood Group of Companies, announces today that Rick Tasman has joined the Buca di Beppo brand as president and chief executive officer.

“I am delighted that Rick has joined the company to lead our continued expansion and operations of Buca di Beppo,” Crabtree says. “Rick comes to us with many years’ experience successfully growing other brands in the casual dining restaurant segment. Through his strong operations experience and leadership, Rick will prove invaluable as we continue to grow the brand.”

With more than 25 years of experience developing, operating, and successfully growing casual dining restaurants, Tasman was most recently the chief operating officer of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, a Chinese restaurant chain with more than 200 locations.

“I am very excited to be a part of this iconic and growing brand,” Tasman says. “The passion of the team at every level, the made from scratch daily menu, and our commitment to being your first choice in celebratory dining has us uniquely poised for our future expansion plans.”

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