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Patrick Wesson named new chief hospitality officer of Great NH Restaurants, overseeing restaurants in Bedford, Manchester and Derry

Friday, May 2, 2014

Great New Hampshire Restaurants announced the promotion of Patrick Wesson to the position of chief hospitality officer. Wesson, who began his career by attending the Whittemore School of Business at University of New Hampshire, joined Great NH Restaurants 15 years ago and is part-owner within the company.

Wesson will team up with Dan Fraser, the chief of Restaurant Operations, to enhance operations and improve Great NH Restaurants’ systems and controls, to lay the foundation for company growth.

Wesson’s main focus will be front-of-the-house operations, interacting with guests and maintaining and encouraging Great NH Restaurants unique company culture. Over the past 15 years, he has been the managing operator of three locations – CJ’s in Manchester, T-Bones in Derry and Copper Door in Bedford – helping bring focus to operations and customer service by strengthening teamwork and driving core company values.

“Patrick has built a unique set of business and interpersonal skills, which is difficult to find in any industry. His strong leadership and communication skills bring additional qualities to our executive team, which will positively impact both employees and guests,” said Tom Boucher, CEO of Great NH Restaurants.

Wesson’s position as managing operator of Copper Door Restaurant will be filled by Beth O’Rielly. She has more than 28 years of experience and has been managing operator at T-Bones in Bedford and in Derry and is managing operator at T-Bones in Hudson. She is also a part-owner within Great NH Restaurants.

Great NH Restaurants owns Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford, five T-Bones Great American Eatery locations, and two Cactus Jack’s Great West Grill locations. For more information, visit greatnh

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