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Leadership

Wendy’s to appoint new HR chief

The current holder of that role—Scott Weisberg—is set to leave the brand early next year.

Operations

Chipotle revises its turnaround plan

The updates include changes in the chain's catering program, new digital enhancements, and a contribution from a Starbucks veteran who's been brought onboard.

The chain has named a new CFO and chief development officer.

The company has also scrapped the planned spinoff of its Taco Cabana brand.

David Biederman will serve as chief development officer of the pizza chain.

The former Noodles & Company exec is slated to help the chicken chain spur growth.

The longtime casual-dining veteran takes over from Mark Mednansky, who said he is retiring.

Two new changes in brand leadership underscore challenges of the current restaurant climate, as the unseated execs held their respective roles for fewer than eight months.

The new positions are part of an effort to differentiate Del Frisco’s three brands from one another.

The operator's leadership changes comprise its latest move to reinvigorate sales.

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