Pei Wei Names John ‘J.’ Hedrick New CEO

February 21, 2017

Veteran operations executive to lead business growth, drive enhanced guest experience

Scottsdale, AZ  (RestaurantNews.comPei Wei, the leader in delivering a handcrafted, Pan-Asian culinary experience, has named John “J.” Hedrick as its new CEO. He joined the company on Jan. 30.

Hedrick brings a strong background in multi-unit hospitality and food service, specializing in retail operations while enhancing the guest experience. He most recently served as chief operating officer of NPC International, the nation’s seventh-largest restaurant operator with 1,300 Pizza Hut and Wendy’s locations and annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion. At NPC, he accelerated strong financial performance and growth