executive change


Marco’s Pizza, Capriotti’s add marketing execs

Executive Summary: In other restaurant leadership news of the week, Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza named a new president and executive team.


Darden Restaurants, Marco's Pizza and more make executive moves

Executive Summary: The president of LongHorn Steakhouse has a new job at its parent company, Marco's Pizza promotes John Meyers to chief operating officer, Biscuitville shakes up its leadership and more executive news of the week.

The chief executive guided the drive-thru fast-food restaurant chains through the pandemic, restructuring and its sale last year to a trio of investment firms. A search is on for her successor.

But the fast-food chain’s chief executive, who was recently given the chairman title, still makes less than he did two years ago.

CKE Restaurants, which also owns the burger chain Hardee’s, has separated its two fast-food brands and its international development under a trio of executives.

No reason was given for the departure of Rian McCartan. Alex Dunn, managing partner of the beverage chain’s owner The Larry Miller Co., was named interim CEO.

Aaron Powell, the pizza chain’s global CEO, will take over management of the restaurant brand domestically while a replacement is found.

In a week packed with CEO changes at restaurant brands, here are some of the other operations shaking up their executive ranks.

The fast-casual burger chain is plucking the Papa Johns chief executive to take over for Randy Garutti in May. Ravi Thanawala will become the pizza chain’s interim CEO.

Over the past 15 months, at least a dozen restaurant chains and major franchisees have named women to be their chief executive. Here's a look at this new group of CEOs.

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