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Franchisee KBP Brands names Heather Stege to oversee its Arby’s locations

The company recently acquired nearly 120 Arby’s locations. The former Lou Malnati’s president will oversee their operations.


Fat Brands names Michael Chachula chief information officer

The former executive from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will oversee technology platforms for the owner of Fatburger, Johnny Rockets and Twin Peaks.

The owner of Arby’s, Sonic and Dunkin’ is bringing in the former Autogrill executive to help speed its international growth.

The Bottom Line: Starbucks, Domino’s, Wingstop and Darden are all changing their top executives. It demonstrates the changing needs of both the companies and the executives themselves.

The longtime industry veteran was promoted as part of the sandwich chain's plan to accelerate growth.

Joe Jordan was named president, U.S., and global services and Art D’Elia will be EVP, international following the promotion of Russell Weiner to CEO.

Russell Weiner will take over as chief executive on May 1. Former CEO David Brandon was named executive chairman. Sandeep Reddy was named CFO.

The brand’s first new c-level executive in a decade comes from Tim Hortons and will oversee operations and technology

The former McDonald’s executive will take over for Dan Accordino, who is retiring after a 50-year career.

The son of company founder John Galardi will become CEO of Galardi Group, which also operates Tastee Freeze and Hamburger Stand.

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