Chief development officer out at Logan's

Former Red Lobster exec was named to post in late 2010

The first chief development officer in Logan's Roadhouse history will this week end his stint of more than nine years at the company.

Rob Effner, who was given the chief development officer title in late 2010, oversaw the restaurant chain's real estate, franchise relations and human resources functions, among others. Since last month, he and other Logan's leaders have a new boss in the form of former McDonald's and Boston Market executive Mike Andres.

Effner joined Nashville-based Logan's in December 2003 after spending two decades at Darden Restaurants' Red Lobster unit and helped more than double its company-owned store count to 230. His last day with Logan's will be Friday. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said it has signed a separation agreement with Effner and will disclose its details soon.

Logan's recently reported a $5.9 million operating profit for its fiscal Q2, which was down from about $11 million the year before. The company has opened eight restaurants in the past six months and plans to add another five by summer.