Sbarro Appoints New Senior Vice President of Operations

Restaurant Industry Veteran Joins Iconic Mall-Focused Brand in Midst of Revitalization 

NORTHBROOK, IL, June 15, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As it embarks on a major initiative to reinvigorate the brand, Sbarro, the world's largest mall-focused Italian chain, announced today that it has appointed industry veteran George Wooten as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Wooten will oversee all aspects of operations to ensure product and service quality and consistency as Sbarro repositions itself in the marketplace to become the preeminent fast-casual Italian brand worldwide.

"The position of Senior Vice President of Operations will be instrumental in advancing the growth of the company," said James Greco, Sbarro President & CEO. "Given his proven track record in overseeing domestic and international restaurant and operations, George will be a valuable asset as we introduce new recipes, cooking equipment and a new prototype design throughout the Sbarro system."

Most recently, Wooten served as Senior Vice President, Casual Dining for M.H. Alshaya Co., the largest retail company in the Middle East. Prior to Alshaya, Wooten held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Centerplate, one of largest hospitality companies in the world, with more than 250 North American and convention venues. He also served as Senior Group Vice President at Safeway Inc. Earlier in his career, Wooten held the position of Senior Vice President of Operations for The Quiznos Master, where he was responsible for more than 5,000 Quiznos locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as Arby's, Inc., where he oversaw operations of more than 300 Arby's restaurants.

Earlier this year, Greco announced that the company would be introducing a series of operational and menu changes, beginning with 10 units throughout the United States. At the test including Raleigh, N.C.; Providence, RI; Columbus, OH; West Palm Beach, FL; Chicago; Happy Valley, OR; National City, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Exton, PA; and Houston, Sbarro will unveil new recipes prepared on new open-flame ovens, as well as made-to-order stations, complete with either saute pans and induction cooktops or fast boilers.

About Sbarro

Based in Melville, New York, Sbarro is the world's largest Italian mall-focused Sbarro has more than 1,000 restaurants in more than 40 countries and features a menu of popular Italian food including a selection of pasta dishes and other hot and cold Italian entrees, salads, sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Additional information is available at http://www.sbarro.com.

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