CEC Entertainment, Inc. Expands Peter Piper Pizza Leadership Team with Key Appointments
Senior Talent Additions Poise 40-Year-Old Brand for Growth, Expansion
DALLAS – Oct. 16, 2018 – CEC Entertainment, Inc., the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mahesh Sadarangani to President of Peter Piper Pizza, effective immediately. Sadarangani joins a strong and tenured leadership team, which includes operations led by Mark Eastham and finance led by Rex Moffett. In this role, he will oversee strategic business development and growth.
“With Peter Piper Pizza’s continued expansion in the United States, it’s an exciting and pivotal time to bring in the best talent and continue building on the brand’s momentum to achieve new growth and success,” said Tom Leverton, Chief Executive Officer of CEC Entertainment. “Mahesh has made significant contributions to CEC during his tenure and I am confident that his extensive business knowledge and insights make him a great steward to lead the Peter Piper brand.”
Sadarangani joined CEC in August 2014 and most recently served as Chief Administration Officer, leading strategy, revenue management, games, supply chain and warehouse functions for the company. Prior to joining CEC, Sadarangani oversaw revenue management for Reddy Ice and led the successful merger of Greatwide Logistics and Cardinal Logistics.
This announcement comes on the heels of CEC Entertainment appointing Sherri Landry as Chief Marketing Officer of Peter Piper Pizza in August.
In her role, Landry is responsible for leading the brand strategy as well as creative development and effectiveness of advertising, digital, innovation and in-restaurant consumer experience. Landry joins CEC with vast experience in marketing and brand strategy across restaurant, CPG and retail industries and most recently served as senior vice president and head of marketing at Which Wich, Inc.
Peter Piper Pizza operates 103 venues nationwide, recently opening locations in Oklahoma, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Florida featuring an all-new prototype design.
About CEC Entertainment, Inc.
CEC Entertainment is the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment with both its Chuck E. Cheese’s and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants. As the place where a million happy birthdays are celebrated every year, Chuck E. Cheese’s goal is to create positive, lifelong memories for families through fun, food, and play and is the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®. Committed to providing a fun, safe environment, Chuck E. Cheese’s helps protect families through industry-leading programs such as Kid Check®. As a strong advocate for its local communities, Chuck E. Cheese’s has donated more than $16 million to schools through its fundraising programs and supports its new national charity partner, Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The Company and its franchisees operate a system of 605 Chuck E. Cheese’s and 149 Peter Piper Pizza stores, with locations in 47 states and 14 foreign countries and territories.