Jeff Carcara named president of Bonefish Grill

Jeff Carcara has left Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group to join Bloomin’ Brands as president of its Bonefish Grill chain.


Wolfgang Puck’s Joe Essa named chairman of the National Restaurant Association

Geoff Hill of Roark Capital was tapped to head the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Each organization also announced its new slate of directors.

The company veteran and former CFO will assume operating leadership of the global KFC division.

Darren Des Roches was named COO and Michael Sadowski was named CMO.

The company says it's on track to generate $1 billion in sales within five years.

Shivram Vaideeswaran was named CMO amid management changes.

The longtime marketer was cited for the innovation and boldness he has fostered at Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut.

The former Chipotle executive will lead the pizza chain’s overall marketing strategy.

Former Sweetgreen President Karen Kelley was named chief restaurant officer and Sonic veteran Anita Vanderveer was appointed chief people officer.

The former Paxti's Pizza CEO brings 25 years of experience in chain operations, including at BJ’s and Chili’s.