Dennis Lombardi to Join Togo's Board of Managers

Togo's Sandwiches Adds Restaurant Industry Veteran to Board

Dec 07, 2009, 15:00 ET from Togo's Eateries, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Togo's Eateries, Inc., the California sandwich chain with 240+ franchised units, known for its delicious freshly prepared made-to-order sandwiches, and majority owner, private equity firm, Mainsail Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Dennis Lombardi, executive vice president of WD Partners to Togo's Sandwiches Board of Managers.

"We are extraordinarily pleased to welcome Dennis Lombardi to Togo's Board of Managers," said Tony Gioia, Togo's chairman and chief executive officer. "He is one of the most highly respected leaders in the restaurant industry and we look forward to collaborating with him for our Togo's brand."

Lombardi is considered the restaurant industry's "guru" and is one of the top thought-leaders in foodservice today. Currently Lombardi serves as executive vice president of foodservice strategies at WD Partners, a design and development firm for multi-unit retail and restaurant organizations, where he directs restaurant projects using in-depth consumer research, industry trends, growth strategies, and concept positioning.

"Togo's is such an iconic brand with a long history and I am particularly impressed with its longstanding loyal customer base," said Dennis Lombardi. "I'm excited to join Togo's Board and be associated with such an impressive team of industry veterans."

About Togo's Eateries, Inc.

Togo's Sandwiches, a West coast original since 1971 known for made-to-order sandwiches stuffed with the freshest ingredients, has delivered delicious and healthy food since 1971. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Togo's has 242 franchised locations across the West Coast. Togo's uses only the freshest and most flavorful ingredients to prepare made-to-order sandwiches, salads and salad wraps. For more information, please visit

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