Having C-suiters spend time in stores is great—provided they know what's really going on

Restaurant Rewind: Here's how bad things can get when a visiting VIP employee doesn't have a firm grasp on what they've gotten into.


The National Restaurant Association's new chairman has a mission, and you're part of it

Jeff Lobdell, president of Michigan-based Restaurant Partners Management, believes that greater industry unity is key for restaurants to overcome the various issues they face.

The sub chain has signed on Taco Bell and Burger King franchisee Redberry Restaurants to lead the charge, with a goal of adding 300 stores north of the border during the next decade.

Executive Summary; A roundup of hirings and promotions in the restaurant industry, including new hires at Sterling Hospitality and Scooter's Coffee.

Beth Scott replaces co-founder Scott Svenson in the role. He is shifting to an executive chair position.

The NRA Educational Foundation has also announced its leaders for the coming year.

Executive Summary: New chefs join Atlas Restaurant Group and the California-based restaurant Parche; and promotions at Summit Restaurant Group.

The former Darden Restaurants operations specialist will serve on Bloomin' Brands board and lead an "Operating Committee" to revive the casual-dining giant.

The restaurant business said goodbye to a cheeseburger fiend who could also play guitar, the Buster of Dave & Buster's and the genius who came up with the Double-Double. Here's a list of the deaths that made the industry a poorer place.

Restaurant Rewind: Without them, we might not have the McDonald's, In-N-Out and Marriott that we do today.

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