Chop't Creative Salad Company Adds Veteran Restaurant Analyst and Banker Janice Meyer to Board

Jan 11, 2010, 16:41 ET from Chop't Creative Salad Company

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Chop't Creative Salad Company, the leader of the premium salad segment, announced today that it has appointed veteran restaurant industry analyst and investment banker Janice Meyer to their Board of Directors.

Janice Meyer brings over 20 years of distinguished experience in equity research and investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley. Meyer has worked with numerous high profile companies including McDonald's Corporation, Yum! Brands, Darden Restaurants Inc., and P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. She also serves on the board of EMN8, a leading supplier of self-service solutions to the restaurant industry. Meyer has been recognized as a leader in the space by Business Week, the Wall Street Journal and Wall Street Week. Additionally, Institutional Investor Magazine consistently ranked her as a top analyst throughout her career.

"Janice injects our board with a wealth of experience and knowledge of all phases of restaurant growth," said Nick Marsh, executive chairman. "Her track record as a thought-leader in the restaurant industry is unparalleled, and we are excited to be working with her."

"I've followed the growth of Chop't and applaud the focus and care with which Nick and the management team has steadily grown the business," said Janice. "This is an exciting time for the company as they prepare to accelerate their growth."

Meyer adds an additional perspective to the board of directors of Chop't that already includes Chop't co-founders Colin McCabe and Tony Shure; Nick Marsh, formerly a founder, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Cosi Inc.; and Lars Munson, Partner at the hedge fund, Manatuck Hill.

Chop't® Creative Salad Company is the leader of the premium salad segment. Customers can choose from more than 60 different fresh ingredients that are delivered to each location daily and 20 homemade, small-batch artisanal dressings. Started by entrepreneurs Tony Shure and Colin McCabe in New York's Union Square back in 2001, Chop't gained immediate notoriety for being a favorite among the neighborhood's many celebrities and trendsetters. The company currently has ten locations between New York City and Washington, D.C. and was named a 2008 "Hot Concept" by Nation's Restaurant News.

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