Dallas — CEC Entertainment, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment, has appointed Mahesh Sadarangani to president of Peter Piper Pizza, effective immediately. Sadarangani joins a strong and tenured leadership team, which includes operations led by Mark Eastham and finance led by Rex Moffett. In this role, he will oversee strategic business development and growth.
"With Peter Piper Pizza's continued expansion in the United States, it's an exciting and pivotal time to bring in the best talent and continue building on the brand's momentum to achieve new growth and success," says Tom Leverton, chief executive officer of CEC Entertainment. "Mahesh has made significant contributions to CEC during his tenure and I am confident that his extensive business knowledge and insights make him a great steward to lead the Peter Piper brand."
Sadarangani joined CEC in August 2014 and most recently served as chief administration officer, leading strategy, revenue management, games, supply chain and warehouse functions for the company. Prior to joining CEC, Sadarangani oversaw revenue management for Reddy Ice and led the successful merger of Greatwide Logistics and Cardinal Logistics.
This appointment comes on the heels of CEC Entertainment appointing Sherri Landry as chief marketing officer of Peter Piper Pizza in August.
In her role, Landry is responsible for leading the brand strategy as well as creative development and effectiveness of advertising, digital, innovation and in-restaurant consumer experience. Landry joins CEC with vast experience in marketing and brand strategy across restaurant, CPG and retail industries and most recently served as senior vice president and head of marketing at Which Wich, Inc.
Peter Piper Pizza operates 103 venues nationwide, recently opening locations in Oklahoma, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Florida featuring an all-new prototype design.
CEC Entertainment is a nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment with both its Chuck E. Cheese's and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants. The company and its franchisees operate a system of 605 Chuck E. Cheese's and 149 Peter Piper Pizza stores, with locations in 47 states and 14 foreign countries and territories. For more information, visit www.peterpiperpizza.com.
SOURCE: CEC Entertainment, Inc.