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The former NPC International executive will take over operations later this month.
He was succeeded on an interim basis by John Garilli, a liquidation specialist and real estate dealmaker.
The executive had been chief transformation and people officer and had already been acting as operations chief.
He will also carry the title of chief happiness officer.
The CEO and great-granddaughter of the company’s founder will take over for her father, Bill Ingram, who is retiring.
Former CEO and director Justin Nedelman has departed the regional casual-dining chain.
Rachel Ruggeri will take over as the coffee giant’s finance chief on Feb. 1.
The veteran of Pret a Manger and Starbucks will build on the overseasl base provided by Inspire’s purchase of Dunkn’ Brands.
Big-name players are realigning top management to provide more flexibility and give additional attention to new revenue streams.
The former National Restaurant Association chief will be part of the consultancy’s restaurant and association practices.