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Jack in the Box names Doug Cook chief technology officer

The former Pizza Hut chief information officer will oversee technology for the burger chain.


Papa John’s is integrating marketing, operations and technology

The pizza chain has promoted Max Wetzel to an expanded role as chief commercial officer, where he will oversee North America operations as well as marketing.

CKE Restaurants is combining its operations and supply chain management under the 25-year veteran amid other management changes.

He will take over for Kevin Hochman, who had been interim president while also heading KFC in the U.S.

The longtime chairman and chief executive of the big Burger King franchisee will retire June 30. A search is underway for his replacement.

He will take over as head of the chicken chain on Jan. 1 for the retiring Tony Lowings. Dyke Shipp will become KFC president.

His son Andrew Truett Cathy will take over as the chicken chain’s third chief executive on Nov. 1, following a transition.

Richard Key has been with the fast-growing smoothie chain since 2018. The fast casual recently opened its 1,000th store.

The former marketing executive with Subway and Blaze will take over marketing leadership for the pretzel concept.

He is taking a position with the alcohol wholesaler Breakthru Beverage Group. Marvin Irby will serve as the association’s interim CEO.

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