Lemonade Restaurant Group hires two new executives

First of its kind California fast-casual restaurant concept makes new Executive Team placements with the addition of Ame Hull (COO), formerly with Pei Wei Asian Diner and Michael Nishi (CFO) from Wetzel’s Pretzels.


Lemonade Restaurant Group, a Los Angeles-based fast casual restaurant company that serves seasonal California cuisine, has named Ame Hull as Chief Operations Officer and Michael Nishi as Chief Financial Officer.

Hull joins Lemonade Restaurant Group from Pei Wei Asian Diner where she served in dual roles as both Regional Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Operations Services for 205 Pei Wei locations. As part of the Senior Leadership Team, Hull introduced several operational and training systems into the organization and played a key role in improving operational execution in existing restaurants and new restaurant openings.

Nishi, an accomplished international business leader, with specific expertise in helping emerging restaurant companies grow, joins Lemonade Restaurant Group as CFO.  The UCLA alum, boasts over 20 years of financial hospitality experience, holding CFO titles with accomplished restaurant companies: Innovative Dining Group, Slater’s 50/50, and most recently, Wetzel’s Pretzels.  Additionally, Nishi has an appreciation and respect to the entrepreneurial spirit of Lemonade as he also partnered in a restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona.

“We’re very fortunate to attract such seasoned and driven individuals to the Lemonade Team.  Hull’s passion for restaurant operations and commitment to talent development, combined with Nishi’s financial acumen and expertise in developing restaurant brands will undoubtedly be instrumental as we position our brand for the next level of growth,” said Lemonade President and CEO Larry Kurzweil.

To view Lemonade’s website, visit lemonadela.com

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