MCLEAN Va. Vapiano International LLC, a European fast-casual company, has appointed former Legal Sea Food director of operations Bill Bessette to the post of chief executive of its U.S. operations. Separately, the six-year-old company said Tuesday it recently received about $62 million from three European banks to help fund expansion. Vapiano, which is based in Hamburg, Germany, and operates nearly 45 restaurants in 14 countries, also said it has teamed up with a strategic equity firm ...

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