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Tastes on the Fly names Edie Ames president

Former CEO of The Pie Hole moves to airport restaurant specialist

Edie.Ames_.jpgTastes on the Fly Airport Restaurant Group has named Edie Ames, left, president, a new position for the San Francisco-based company.

Ames served most recently as CEO of The Pie Hole, a Los Angeles-based fast-casual pie chain. Her resume also includes stints as president of The Counter and Built Custom Burgers; executive vice president of Wolfgang Puck Catering; chief operating officer of both Real Mex Restaurants and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group; and president of Morton’s Restaurant Group. She also spent 11 years at California Pizza Kitchen earlier in her career and she serves on the board of The Cheesecake Factory Inc.

Tastes on the Fly operates 20 brands in 25 locations in four airports across the U.S., including concepts like Yankee Pier, Lark Creek Grill and Napa Farms Market at San Francisco International Airport and Bobby Van’s Grill and Paris Café at JFK.

Next year the company will open its first international location in Vancouver, B.C.

“I am delighted to have Edie join our organization to partner with me and our leadership team. As we continue to grow the company, she expands our resources to consistently deliver exceptional guest experiences at every one of our restaurants,” said Michael Levine, Tastes on the Fly CEO and co-founder.

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