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executive change

Leadership

Wienerschnitzel names J.R. Galardi CEO

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

Leadership

Duck Donuts names Eric Lavinder its first chief development officer

The move comes along with several other management moves as the donut chain works to support its growth.

The burger chain said that the former Huddle House executive “brings deep restaurant experience and insight” to the role.

Christopher Ives was promoted to the top finance post after serving as VP of finance and development at the 62-unit fast casual.

Shotter comes to the 150-unit fast casual after serving as president of Condado Tacos.

The Olive Garden parent's leader of seven years will step down in May, but is expected to remain on as chairman. COO Rick Cardenas will replace him as CEO.

The former Applebee’s executive will take over marketing for the North Carolina-based buffet chain.

He previously led marketing for Nike’s Jordan brand. He will now lead marketing efforts for the fast-food taco chain.

The longtime company employee had been in the position for three years. The retirement is effective “immediately.”

The Nintendo of America executive will lead marketing for the chicken chain.

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