Brad Blum (born 1954) was the CEO of Burger King from December 2002 to July 2, 2004. He joined the company from Darden Restaurants where he had headed the Olive Garden unit, but left after only 18 months citing strategic differences with Burger King's board. Blum's successor, Greg Brenneman, was appointed on August 1, 2004. Blum's hometown is Cincinnati, Ohio. His hobby is auto racing. He was the CEO of Romano's Macaroni Grill from Dec 2008 to July 2010.