Vogel out at Logan’s

Private-equity owner brings in ex-McDonald’s, Boston Market exec

The owner of Logan’s Roadhouse has replaced CEO Tom Vogel with an industry veteran who was most recently an executive vice president at McDonald’s.

Mike Andres, who also has been named president and chairman of the Nashville-based dining chain, has more than three decades of restaurant industry experience. Before joining McDonald’s as a division president in 2010, he was president and CEO of Boston Market from 2000 to 2007, when it was owned by McDonald’s.

“Mike is the right person to lead Logan’s Roadhouse and take this brand to the next level,” said Philip Berney, a principal at Kelso & Co., which owns the majority of Logan’s. “His outstanding leadership skills have demonstrated his ability to build highly effective teams that are focused on providing superior customer satisfaction.”

Vogel had led Logan's since August of 2003, when the company was still under the umbrella of what is now Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. He previously had spent 12 years at Darden Restaurants, the parent of Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse. A statement from Kelso did not provide any details on Vogel's exit.

At McDonald’s, Andres most recently oversaw seven regions with more than 4,300 restaurants and $11 billion in revenue.

“I am excited about leading the Logan’s Roadhouse team,” Andres said. “This is a great brand with a solid foundation and strong consumer appeal. My initial plans are to ensure that we are well positioned to meet the changing consumer demands and to continue improving our restaurant experience.”

Andres, who is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, moved to Brentwood in 2010 with his wife, Connie, and their three children.

Logan’s runs 229 company-operated and 26 franchised restaurants in 23 states.