Parent of O’Charley’s gets a new CFO

Kurt Schnaubelt joins the diversified restaurant company from a consulting firm.
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The parent company of O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine, Village Inn and Bakers Square has hired 27-year restaurant veteran Kurt Schnaubelt as its chief financial officer. 

Schnaubelt joins American Blue Ribbon Holdings from AlixPartners, an international consulting company, where he co-led the restaurant, hospitality and leisure practice. 

Kurt Schnaubelt
Photograph courtesy of American Blue Ribbon Holdings

Earlier, Schnaubelt held several positions at Avado Brands, the parent of Don Pablo’s and Hops, and its successor company, Rita Restaurant Corp. He has also served as CFO of Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta. 

American Blue Ribbon operates more than 500 restaurants under its four full-service brands.

“I am confident that Kurt’s experience, insights and  leadership will deliver extraordinary contributions across the organization,” said Craig Barber, CEO of American Blue Ribbon. 

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