Mike Kappitt Appointed President of Carrabba’s Italian Grill

February 16, 2016

Mike Kappitt

Tampa, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLMN) today announced the appointment of Mike Kappitt as President of Carrabba’s Italian Grill. In this role, Kappitt will be responsible for leading the operations and development of the Carrabba’s brand in the United States.  Kappitt most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Bloomin’ Brands.

“Mike’s proven leadership and brand-building talents are perfect for the Carrabba’s brand,” said Liz Smith, CEO of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.  “Consumers continue to recognize Carrabba’s as their favorite Italian restaurant and with the introduction of a new menu, this is…