Former Famous Dave’s COO takes over top post at The Greene Turtle

Geovannie Concepcion becomes president and CEO of the 44-unit sports bar chain.

Casual-dining chain The Greene Turtle has named the former COO of Famous Dave’s as its new president and CEO, the company announced Tuesday.

Geovannie Concepcion takes over the post from Bob Barry, who is stepping down as head of the 44-unit concept after 12 years.

While with Famous Dave’s, Concepcion oversaw company and franchise operations, marketing, information technology, culinary, and franchise sales and training.

“We are very excited about how The Greene Turtle can benefit from Geo’s insights and experience,” the company said in a statement. “His track record will prove incredibly valuable.”

Columbia, Md.-based The Greene Turtle is a sports bar with locations on the East Coast.

“We have a great foundation to build on, and I’m eager to work with our staff and franchisees to strengthen operations, increase our appeal, expand our footprint and improve our bottom line,” Concepcion said in a statement.


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