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Mimi’s Cafe Names New Director of Human Resources

Mimi’s Cafe Names New Director of Human Resources

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mimi’s Cafe has appointed Wendy Anderson as Director of Human Resources, announced Russ Bendel, Mimi’s Cafe President and CEO. Anderson will oversee employee performances and recruitment for the Mimi’s Cafe team, as well as be responsible for employee relations and leadership development training within the company.

“We are very excited to have Wendy Anderson join the Mimi’s Cafe team,” says Bendel. “With 10 years of restaurant business and human resource expertise, she brings a wealth of knowledge and unique perspective to the position. Her leadership and ability to motivate employees provides an exceptional model in training staff members on how to supervise. I’m confidant that she will play a pivotal role in cultivating the department into a true resource for those that work with the organization.”

“I’m looking forward to being a part of the Mimi’s Cafe team and working collaboratively with executive management to bring services and support available to employees to the next level of excellence,” said Anderson. “I am really excited about employee recruitment for the restaurant and am committed to continuing to foster a diverse and enjoyable working environment that’s become the hallmark of the Mimi’s Cafe experience.”

Originally from Arizona, Anderson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University. She began her human resources career recruiting for the Coco’s and Carrow’s Brands in Irvine. Discovering her talent and passion for the field of human resources she went on to study Human Resource Management at UC Irvine. She has spent the last five years working in human resources, most recently for the Panda Restaurant Group before joining the Mimi’s Cafe team. Anderson currently resides in San Diego where, in her spare time, she enjoys the arts, cooking, and yoga.

Critically acclaimed by restaurant critics and consumers alike, Mimi’s Cafe is known and loved for its menu of high-quality, eclectic cuisine, unparalleled service and tastefully appointed decor. Reasonably priced and generously portioned, patrons receive excellent value for their dining dollar. Mimi’s Cafes are not a chain, but rather a collection of fine, quality restaurants. Since the first Mimi’s Cafe opened its doors in Anaheim, California in 1978, the company has grown to 95 locations across the country, and has been dedicated to supporting the communities in which it serves through a number of unique ventures. Visit Mimi’s Cafe virtually at

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