SEATTLE Taco Del Mar founder and CEO James Schmidt assumed the duties of president of the 262-unit fast-casual chain Thursday upon the sudden departure of David Huether, who also was chief operating officer. Kevin Hansen, formerly franchise development vice president, took over as COO. Company officials confirmed Huether's departure but deferred comment. In a statement released on Friday, the franchisor noted that Huether would serve as a consultant to the company and remains a ...

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