Rita’s CEO Jeff Moody steps down

February 1, 2017

Rita’s Franchise Company on Wednesday said that Jeff Moody has stepped down as CEO, effective Feb. 10.

Mike Lorelli, current member of Rita’s board of directors and a former CEO at Pizza Hut, has been named interim CEO until a permanent replacement is found.

Moody, a longtime industry veteran, has been the chief executive of the 600-unit, Trevose, Penn.-based Italian ice chain since 2013. He has decided to “semi-retire” to dedicate more time to family and not-for-profit work.

The company said in a release that Moody will continue on as an advisor to the company.

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