Former Darden Restaurants Inc. executive Derek Kirk has been named chief marketing officer of Hurricane Grill and Wings, the company said Thursday. Kirk, who replaces Tom Giarrusso as CMO, served most recently as president of Bella Marketing Consulting. Prior to that he was interim vice president of marketing for former Darden brand Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill. Kirk started his career with Darden working in various roles on the Olive Garden and Smokey Bones brands. Darden sold ...

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