Cheesecake Factory Inc. in Calabasas has appointed restaurant industry veteran Edie Ames to its board, expanding the membership from six to seven people.
“Edie brings 30 years of experience across casual dining, fast casual and fine dining segments,” David Overton, Cheesecake Factory chairman and chief executive, said in a prepared statement. “Her extensive operational expertise and leadership will be valuable additions to our board.”
Ames is president of gourmet burger chain the Counter and its fast-casual spinoff BUILT Custom Burgers, where she oversees company operations and franchise growth. Previously, she held executive roles at Wolfgang Puck Catering, Morton’s Restaurant Group, Real Mex Restaurants and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group.
Shares of Cheesecake Factory stock gained 38 cents, or less than a percent Tuesday to close at $63.57 on the Nasdaq.