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Amy Burns promoted to co-president of Restaurants Anthony

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Anthony’s Restaurants, a multi-concept operator based in the Pacific Northwest, has promoted Amy Burns to co-chair, the company said on Wednesday.

Anthony’s operates 23 restaurants in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, including quick service outlets and casual dining, all with a focus on fresh seafood.

Burns joined the operator in 2016, after a 25-year career in human relations at Microsoft. She will share the tasks with her brother, Herb Gould, who “has been a key executive in the company for several decades,” the company said in a statement.

Burns will lead human resources, marketing and operations for Anthony’s.

“I am confident that Amy and Herb’s shared skills will make the business grow intelligently, seeking the right opportunities,” Anthony founder Budd Gould said in a statement.

Budd opened the first of Anthony’s restaurants, a steak-and-lobster house, in 1969. In 1984, the company opened a wholesale seafood business in Seattle to supply products to its restaurants and elsewhere.

Burns started out in the family business, working at Anthony’s HomePort in Kirkland, Wash. She joined the board in 2001. She helped start a food truck and opened Anthony’s last restaurant in Boise.

“I look forward to teaming up with Amy as, together, we will pursue the company’s desire to deliver growth, opportunity and quality,” Herb Gould said in a statement. “We’re lucky to have him.

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