Einstein Noah appoints chief concept officer
Mr. Lunde has more than 20 years of experience in developing and executing marketing strategies, product development and concept innovation for a variety of restaurant companies and will lead the strategic direction for Einstein Bros. Bagels, Noah's New York Bagels, and Manhattan Bagel brands.
Prior to joining Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Mr. Lunde served as senior vice president, chief guest officer for Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. which includes Panda Express, Panda Inn, and Hibachi-San, where he was responsible for marketing, product development and food safety/quality assurance.
Previously, Mr. Lunde served as senior vice president, chief marketing and chief concept officer for Round Table Pizza Inc, following eight years at Taco Bell. At Taco Bell he led the development of several significant products for the brand, including the Chalupa and Gordita product lines. ■