On trend eatertainment enterprise, Punch Bowl Social, a company that has garnered significant buzz in the last year, has switched up the executive team in advance of a major round of expansion.

Peter Gaudreau comes onboard as the new COO with the intent of replicating the success he had as EVP of Operations at Snooze: An A.M. Eatery, another growing concept. Now-former COO Rob LeBoeuf becomes President of Organization Development and Strategic Projects.  As well, the former Controller at Smashburger, Stacy Galligan, joins the company as its new CFO, replacing Robert Cornog, who remains a partner.

From the entertainment side of things, Linda Sim, previously at Live Nation Entertainment, will head up sales efforts from the newly created position of VP of Sales and Events.

In non-executive moves, our research shows that the company also brought in Jennifer Thompson, formerly at Chipotle, as its new Director of Facilities and Procurement.

CSG projects the current 15-unit Punch Bowl Social footprint will expand by 10 units this year, a significant undertaking. As we reported in the CSG’s November DataTrac, personnel moves in preparation for the expansion got underway late last year when Punch Bowl Social brought in Sheamus Feeley to serve as Chief Culinary and Beverage Officer.

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