Perkins chain hires new CEO

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis-based restaurant chain Perkins & Marie Callender's says its new CEO will start work on April 9.

According to a news release from the company, new Perkins CEO Jeffrey Warne will succeed Joseph "Jay" Trungale, who has been with the company for eight years.

Warne is the former president and CEO of restaurant chain O'Charley's Inc. He has more than 13 years of experience in casual dining.

Perkins operates 428 restaurants in 34 states and Canada.

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