Benihana Inc. has named former Bloomin’ Brands Inc. executive Steve Shlemon president and chief executive officer effective immediately, the company said Wednesday. Shlemon was most recently president of Carrabba’s Italian Grill and executive vice president of its Tampa, Fla.-based parent Bloomin’ Brands, which is also parent to Outback Steakhouse. Last week, Shlemon said he would step down from those positions on Feb. 14. RELATED • Benihana executive chef makes ...

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