SAN FRANCISCO Foodservice veteran Brad Blum was named chief executive of the 220-unit Romano’s Macaroni Grill chain after Golden Gate Capital on Friday completed its $88 million purchase of a majority interest in the concept from Brinker International Inc. Under terms of the deal, Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm in San Francisco, and its affiliate, Mac Acquisition LLC, acquired 80.1 percent of the casual-dining chain. Dallas-based Brinker retains 19.9 percent ownership and ...

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