Friendly's hires away Panera COO for chief executive post

04/17/2012 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Panera Bread chief operating officer John Maguire has resigned to become CEO at Friendly's Ice Cream, effective May 31. Maguire, whose resume includes COO stints at Dairy Queen and Bruegger's Bagels, succeeds Harsha Agadi, who stepped down in February after Friendly's emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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