Jim Mazany has been named president and CEO of Fatz Cafe parent Cafe Enterprises Inc.
Mazany is a 30-year industry veteran who has also held senior leadership roles at TGI Fridays and Applebee’s. He takes over at the Taylors-based casual dining chain for Chris Thomas, who stepped down to “pursue other opportunities.”
“Jim is a proven restaurant executive whose leadership style will be a great fit for our culture,” said Scott Warren, board director of Cafe Enterprises. “While 2016 has been a difficult year for those of us in the casual-dining industry, Jim has extensive experience in leading brands to success in challenging times.”