Costner most recently was president and chief operating officer of La Madeleine, another division of Dallas-based Le Duff America.
Le Duff America Inc. named Phil Costner president of the Mimi’s Café brand, which it recently acquired from Bob Evans Farms Inc.
Costner most recently was president and chief operating officer of La Madeleine Country French Café, which also is owned by Le Duff America. The company completed its $50 million acquisition of Mimi’s Café last month.
Mimi's, with 145 locations in 24 states, joins Le Duff America's growing portfolio of brands, which also includes La Madeleine, Bruegger's Bagels, Brioche Doree, Timothy's Coffee and Michel's Baguette in the U.S. and Canada. Le Duff also said it plans to invest in updates to existing Mimi’s locations to achieve a look that’s consistent with the French-inspired café’s image.
"Mimi's Café is a fantastic brand with 35 years of legacy and a deep heritage," said Costner in a statement. "We're not going to change what guests love most about Mimi's–we are going to invest in the restaurants, food and people in order to upgrade and strengthen the brand."