British restaurant and pub chain The Restaurant Group announced on Thursday that chief executive Andy McCue would step down from his position due to "extenuating personal circumstances".
The company said a search for his replacement would start immediately and anticipated that Andy would remain in position during the recruitment process.
"While I recognise that this decision is untimely, it is the right one for me and my family. We have a strong team in the business and a clear plan which we are focused on delivering," said Andy McCue.
At the same time, the company said that current trading remained "in line with expectations".
At 8:44am: (LON:RTN) Restaurant Group The PLC share price was -16.25p at 129.75p