Former Einstein Noah executive joins the multi-concept operator.

Restaurant industry veteran Frank Paci is the new chief executive officer for Corner Bakery Cafe and Il Fornaio. Paci assumes the position previously held by Mike Hislop who will remain chairman of the board.

Paci most recently served as president and CEO at Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. His background also includes leadership position with such companies as McAlister’s Deli, the Pantry, Blockbuster, Pizza Hut and Burger King.