SAN DIEGO Calif. John Wright will step down as chairman and chief executive of the Pat & Oscar’s chain by the end of March as part of a planned management transition, company officials said Monday. Wright, who lives in Charleston, S.C., said he wanted to end his cross-country commute to Pat & Oscar’s headquarters in San Diego. Over the past two years, Wright has headed the 19-unit chain’s turnaround under its parent, Australia-based private-equity firm Pacific Equity Partners. Last ...

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