MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 20, 2006--Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. (Nasdaq:GCFB - News) announced today that company veteran, Eric Laclair, has been promoted to Vice President of Operations.Laclair, who had been the company's first District Operations Manager for its Iowa and Nebraska region, has been with Granite City Food & Brewery since its inception."We are very excited with our decision to promote Eric," said Steve Wagenheim, president and CEO of Granite City Food & Brewery.
"Over the years, Granite City
has developed its own culture, product specifications and standards of operations of which Mr. Laclair
has helped create and implement.Eric
has been with us since inception, including the development stages of these standards, and is now well positioned to help us continue to grow strong, consistent operations."Tim Cary, Granite City's Chief Operating Officer said, "Since the beginning of the Granite City concept, Eric has been supervising, coaching and supporting our current and future operators.
We believe we will be stronger operationally with Eric
directly involved in the development and mentoring of our existing and future District Operators."