Peli Peli promoted Kristen Fehrenbach to interim chief executive office, overseeing day-to-day operations for the South African chain's two Houston locations. Fehrenbach has been with Peli Peli for just two years, starting as a server and working through stints as an assistant manager and HR administrator.

"I may not have the typical background of a CEO, but I know how to develop the Peli Peli culture and will continue to improve upon the aptitude and skills required of this position," Fehrenbach said in a company release.