MEMPHIS, TENN. — Richard K. (Rick) Arras is set to return to Perkins Restaurants & Bakeries 4on April 19 as president and chief operating officer. Mr. Arras held the same position from 1988 to 1998.

Mr. Arras most recently was president and chief executive officer of Boston Market, and he has held several leadership positions, including president and c.e.o. of Shoney’s Restaurants and president and c.o.o. of Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.

“Despite dramatic changes in our industry over the past several years, fueled primarily be a challenging economy, the staying power of the Perkins brand is phenomenal,” Mr. Arras said. “Not only does Perkins operate well in multiple dayparts, it has incredible appeal to a wide range of people. I truly look forward to once again being an integral part of the strategic development and future of this terrific brand.”