Uno’s chooses Chili’s veteran as chief executive

Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. on Friday tapped Ian Baines as the new president and chief executive of the Boston pizza chain. Baines, who most recently served as a senior vice president at Brinker International and Chili’s Grill & Bar, is scheduled to begin his new job Monday. Frank Guidara, the company’s current chief executive, plans to stay on as a part-time consultant until July 2014.

“We are extremely pleased to have someone of Ian’s caliber lead the next phase of the evolution of the Uno family of brands,” Rob Webster, chairman of Uno’s board, said.

Uno has 143 company-owned and franchised restaurants in the United States and worldwide.

Jenn Abelson