Einstein Noah Adds Member To Board Of Directors

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, parent company of Einstein Bros. Bagels, Noah's New York Bagels and Manhattan Bagel brands, has named Edna Morris to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Her appointment follows the board's decision to increase its composition from six to seven members.

Morris has more than 30 years of business leadership within the restaurant industry, with a diverse background that includes public companies, start-ups, not-for-profit organizations and board positions. Currently, she is one of the managing directors for Axum Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on education services and restaurants, where she leads the restaurant strategy practice.

Additionally, Morris is chief executive officer and a partner in Range Restaurant Group, which owns and operates two CityRange restaurants in Greenville and Spartanburg, S.C. She also serves on the board of directors of Tractor Supply Company.

Previously, Morris served as president of Red Lobster and president of Quincy's Family Steakhouse. She also led the development and opening of a chef-driven, casual dining concept, CityRange, while at Advantica, the owner and operator of Quincy's Family Steakhouse.

In 2005, Morris was asked to serve as president of the James Beard Foundation.

"We are delighted to have Edna join the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group as our newest board member. Edna is a highly respected restaurant executive with proven board expertise and a passion for the restaurant industry," said Nelson Heumann, chairman of the board for Einstein Noah. "We look forward to benefitting from her contributions as we position Einstein Noah for continued success."

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