McDonald’s names U.S. president

Oak Brook, Ill. -- McDonald’s Corp. on Friday named one of its former executives, Mike Andres, as president of its U.S. operations, effective Oct. 15. Andres rejoins McDonald's after most recently serving as chairman and CEO of restaurant chain Logan's Roadhouse,

Andres, 56, replaces Jeff Stratton, 58, who is retiring after 41 years with the company. Stratton was named U.S. president in November 2012.

Andres started his career at McDonald’s as manager of his family-owned McDonald's in northern California. During his 30 years he was president and CEO of Boston Market (at the time, it was a McDonald's subsidiary), and president of McDonald's central U.S. division.

At Logan’s Roadhouse, Gerard Lewis has been named interim CEO and will transition with Andres over the coming weeks. Lewis is a 35-year veteran of the restaurant industry and is credited for having created and developed numerous restaurant concepts. His most recent position was chief concept officer for Wendy's International.

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