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John Maguire

John M. Maguire was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Johnny Rockets in July 2016 and has been President and Chief Executive Officer of FIC Restaurants, Inc. (Friendly’s) since May 2012. As President and CEO of Johnny Rockets and Friendly’s, Maguire oversees the organizational direction and develops new business opportunities for each brand through increased purchasing power and greater product distribution. Maguire is an accomplished business executive with more than two decades of experience in fast casual, full-service dining restaurant operations. He brings a wide range of operating experience and management expertise to both companies and has an in-depth knowledge of the restaurant business and food processing industry. Previously, Maguire was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Panera Bread. An operator at heart, he held positions of increasing responsibility over his 19 years there, managing many different functions, including restaurants, franchising, commissary operations, bakery supply chain, manufacturing, catering, and joint venture operations. Maguire previously held positions with Au Bon Pain Co., Inc., Bread and Circus/Whole Foods Supermarkets, and Continental Baking Company. Maguire attended Kansas State University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. A Massachusetts native, Maguire is an avid sports fan and a student of American history. When he’s not at the office, Maguire enjoys spending time with his four children, Katie, Matt, Reid, and Greyson. Maguire currently is a Director on the Board for the South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, and serves as a Board Member for Farm Boy, a Canadian grocery chain.