New York / NY. (ar) Restaurant and bar operator Ark Restaurants Corporation says it named Robert Towers to the newly created position of president. Towers has been with the company since 1983. He became an executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2001. He will retain the chief operating officer and treasurer titles along with his new role as president. Ark Restaurants owns and operates 24 restaurants and bars, 25 fast food concepts, catering operations and wholesale and retail bakeries (full text).