Captain D's Seafood Kitchen has appointed Philip Greifeld as CEO effective Sept. 13.
The company, the nation's second-largest quick service, said Greifeld will succeed David Head, who has left the company to pursue other interests.
Greifeld, 49, comes to the chain from Huddle House restaurants, where he was CEO and president for the past 10 years of the 420-unit chain. Overall he has more than 20 years of leadership experience in restaurants and retail.
Captain D's is owned by Sun Capital Partners Inc. The chain has 539 restaurants in 25 states, and in military bases around the world.