Dunkin’ Brands’ Nigel Travis cedes international role to 16-year vet

John Varughese will now lead overseas development of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.


Former Red Robin CEO dead at age 68

Authorities indicated that Mike Snyder died by suicide.

The former Back Yard Burgers CEO joins the fast-casual pizza chain to oversee operations and marketing.

Julie Younglove-Webb was also named chief restaurant operations officer.

The former Starbucks executive is tasked with expanding the chain nationwide.

Bill DiPaola was named chief operating officer and Leslie Monson was named CMO of the operator of PJ’s Coffee.

The company has named Jim Ilaria to be his successor.

Brian Cornell will take over for the retiring Robert Walter.

The first two days of the Global Restaurant Leadership Conference provided insights into a number of the dynamics reshaping the worldwide restaurant industry. Here’s a sampling.

Claudia San Pedro will lead the company after it is sold to Inspire Brands.