Bakery-cafe chain Le Pain Quotidien said it has named former Starbucks executive Doug Satzman chief executive officer of its U.S. division.
As CEO, Satzman will oversee the chain’s domestic expansion, as well as its upcoming rollout of pay-at-the-table functionality and eventual transition to CO2-neutral stores, Le Pain Quotidien said. The chain’s U.S. segment currently encompasses 87 restaurants and three bakery-production facilities.
"Le Pain Quotidien's success over the last 25 years comes from balancing innovation with integrity," Vincent Herbert, the chain’s global CEO, said in a statement. "With a proven business philosophy that drives growth while protecting the core values of the brand, Doug will continue to make the bold decisions that have set Le Pain Quotidien apart."
While at Starbucks, Satzman served as senior vice president of business development and license retail operations for its Europe, Middle East and Africa division.