Former Panera Bread Co. chief operating officer John Maguire was named chief executive of Friendly’s Ice Cream LLC just months after the family-dining chain emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. After spending 19 years at the bakery-cafe chain, Maguire said he was ready to take the reins at an established restaurant brand. Now, after five months as CEO of the 77-year-old Friendly’s, Maguire said he has been “moving at lightning speed” to shape a plan that will help ...
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