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He checks many of the boxes on Starbucks' list of ideal characteristics, and his education background could be the labor remedy that's eluded the brand.
Robertson replaces founder Allan Reagan as head of the dine-in cinema and brewery chain.
The company's two brands each get new presidents. Dillon has been with Denny's for 15 years, while Schmidt comes to Keke's from Red Lobster.
SPB Hospitality hired Mazany in 2020 to help turn around a group of newly acquired concepts. Kern will take the reins after three years with the company.
The big shareholder has tapped former Noodles CEO Kevin Reddy and former Bloomin’ executive Jody Bilney in his sixth attempt to get a foothold within the company.
At age 68, he's stepping back after promoting the concept's growth for almost four decades.
The former SVP of operations has been with Carrabba's owner Bloomin' Brands since 1996, when he started as a server at Outback Steakhouse.
Freddy's promotes Brian Wise to role of chief operating officer, and Jerry Kunz is named Vice President of Finance.
The restaurant veteran joins the chain after a brief stint at grocery delivery startup Buyk.
In an interview conducted two months after the IPO of Shake Shack, a spin-off he serves as chairman, Meyer shared his take on the challenges of transitioning from entrepreneur to corporate chief.