Le Pain Quotidien, the artisan bakery chain, has appointed Jon Abrahams as head of operations.

As reported by M&C Allegra Foodservice, Abrahams joins the company from the UK arm of French bakery and café Paul, where he worked for over a year-and-a-half as operations manager.

He also previously spent eight years working as operations manager for café chain Pret A Manger and five-and-a-half years in the same role at SSP, which runs food outlets at travel locations for brands such as Marks & Spencer Simply Food and Burger King.

Le Pain Quotidien’s Belgian founder Alain Coumont recently joined those complaining that central London rents were too high, calling them “really crazy”.