CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ROTI Mediterranean Grill, a fast casual concept known for its unique emphasis on the healthy, fresh ingredients and bold flavors, announced today that Carl Segal has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Segal will officially assume the role of CEO for ROTI on February 18, 2014. Segal comes to ROTI from Potbelly Sandwich Works, with a tenured career of thirteen years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Operations.
Ed Berg, who came out of retirement fourteen months ago to help ROTI accelerate their focus on people and culture, is stepping down from his role as CEO.
"The Board is extremely grateful to Ed for strengthening and building the culture of ROTI as we expanded our brand into New York City," said Chairman of the Board, Mats Lederhausen. "Over the past seven years, we have built the leading Mediterranean restaurant brand with food that is irresistibly delicious and irrefutably healthful. We know that Carl can take the brand to the next level by developing a systematic approach to the sourcing and preparation of our food, to training our people, and to advancing our technological capabilities."
"I'm thrilled to join ROTI because I love the concept," stated Segal. "I have been a customer for years and immediately connected with their focus on high quality ingredients, bold spices, and strong people culture that make ROTI a company with a great future."
Before joining Potbelly, Segal was a founding partner of Bistro Zinc restaurants in Chicago, and served as a principal in the consulting firm of Segal Eslick Associates. Segal began his restaurant career with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, where he spent ten years managing restaurants and developing restaurant concepts.
About ROTI Mediterranean Grill:
ROTI Mediterranean Grill digs the roots of Mediterranean cuisine with a devotion to natural ingredients like organic chickpeas, extra virgin olive oil, salt mined from Utah's ancient seabeds and sustainable meats such as "Free Bird Chicken" and "True North Salmon". The menu features sandwiches, salads, rice plates and traditional Mediterranean side dishes including falafel, hummus, and couscous. Driven by a passion to create honestly good food, ROTI is showing the world that healthful food can be delicious...and affordable! ROTI operates 19 restaurants; eight in Chicago where it is headquartered; nine in the Washington, D.C. Area; and two in New York with significant plans for expansion in the next three years. For more information about ROTI, visit www.roti.com.
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