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Chip Wade, a longtime ops specialist for Darden Restaurants, will take the job next month.
The industry veteran will oversee franchise operations for the taco concept.
The new executives, both promoted from within, will aid in the family chain’s expansion, headquarters said.
With more than 1,000 executives in attendance, some surprising trends could be gleaned from the presentations and casual conversations. Here are four that might have turned a keen listener’s head.
The company also said that industry veteran George Condos has joined its board of directors.
A brand’s maturity doesn’t have to equate to obsolescence, according to several of the industry’s oldest brands. At the Restaurant Leadership Conference, they and several middle-aged chains explained how they do it.
The system’s two largest operators both announced switches in their management ranks.
The nomination of the former Godfather’s CEO is controversial because of his abbreviated run for the presidency in 2012.
Board Chair Pattye Moore will serve as the interim CEO as the company looks for a successor
The new site provides a detailed assessment of the company’s economic impact on each state.
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Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh
New restaurants and soon-to-open concepts worth monitoring
RB’s exclusive ranking of the highest-grossing independent restaurants
Peter Romeo highlights the moments restaurateurs miss at their own peril
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