Mark Teed has 20 years’ experience in the pub and casual-dining sector, most recently as food development manager at Greene King, plus the added experience of four years as a leased pub operator, successfully turning around an under-performing Dorset pub.
Teed, who's career also includes three years as area manager for restaurant chain ASK, said: “Star provides extensive food support to its licensees.
"I’m looking forward to building on this, helping licensees keep their offers fresh, capitalising on the latest food trends.
"With food inflation a major factor for pubs, a key focus will be helping Star licensees adapt their offers to maintain profitability and leveraging Star Pubs & Bars’ scale to get them further great deals from suppliers."
Star Pubs & Bars managing director Lawson Mountstevens added: “We’re pleased to welcome Mark to Star Pubs & Bars at an exciting time in our evolution and a dynamic time for pub food.
"At the end of 2016, 70% of our pubs were shown to serve food, the highest percentage of any national leased pub operator.
"Mark is able to provide a strategic overview of the food challenges and opportunities facing leased pubs and, as a former licensee and area manager, he understands the support that both need.”
Teed takes over from Luke Davies, who recently took a Star lease at the Cowick Barton in Exeter.
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