Ignite Restaurant Group Inc. in March named John Gilbert president of its 203-unit Romano’s Macaroni Grill division. The Houston-based parent to casual-dining chains Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap tapped Gilbert, former chief executive of Minneapolis-based Famous Dave’s of America Inc., to lead Macaroni Grill, which it acquired in April 2013. Macaroni Grill’s same-store sales results have recently dragged down Ignite’s earnings. In the Dec. ...
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