Gueli was formerly with Landry's Restaurants.
Real Mex Restaurants, a multi-concept operator focusing on full service, casual dining Mexican restaurant chains, promoted Rio Gueli to chief operating officer from executive vice president of operations. His new responsibilities include the oversight of all operations for Real Mex restaurants.
Gueli previously oversaw operations for the multi-concept operator's El Torito, Las Brisas and Who Song & Larry's restaurants and various company training programs. He came to Real Mex after having served as director of food and beverage for Bass Pro Group. Prior to that Gueli was director of operations at Houston-based Landry's Restaurants, focusing on West Coast operations for the Joe's Crab Shack chain.