Bonefish Grill has a new president.
Michael Healy, who has spent 12 years with Bonefish parent Bloomin' Brands, was promoted to the top role at the 185-unit seafood chain, the company announced Thursday.
Bonefish's last president, Jeff Caracara, left in February 2020. Gregg Scarlett was then put in charge of the brand's domestic operations as chief operating officer of casual dining restaurants.
Healy will be responsible for leading domestic operations and driving long-term growth at Bonefish, Bloomin's third-largest brand by unit count. The Tampa, Fla.-based company also owns Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse.
“Michael’s proven leadership to develop and implement strategic plans that facilitate growth will benefit the Bonefish brand,” said Bloomin' CEO Dave Deno in a statement. “He brings with him a breadth of knowledge gained from cross-functional experience across our brands and support teams.”
Healy joined Bloomin' in 2009 as director of strategic finance. He has since held several other roles at the company, including CFO of Outback Steakhouse and most recently SVP of brand strategy and chief global supply chain officer.
Before Bloomin', he spent four years in various leadership positions at Circuit City.
He takes over a brand that was gaining momentum in the second half of last year, returning to same-store sales growth after pandemic struggles. In the third quarter ended Nov. 21, Bonefish sales were up 5.7% compared to the same quarter in 2019.
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