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Leadership

Red Robin COO Michael Buchmeier is leaving the company

Buchmeier, who has spent a combined 25 years at the chain, is the latest C-suite departure under new CEO G.J. Hart.

Food

4 secrets behind Sonic’s menu success

Mackenzie Gibson, Sonic’s VP of culinary and menu innovation, shares an inside look at her team's R&D mindset.   

Lousignont has been with Brinker International since 2014. It's the latest leadership change under new CEO Kevin Hochman.

CEO Jim Hyatt is out, along with longtime culinary chief Brian Sullivan and two others. Board member Jeff Warne was named CEO and president.

Greg Flynn sees opportunity in a number of franchising-based businesses. Lodging is just one of them. And there will be more.

Restaurant Rewind: Yes, Harland Sanders started the brand. But Brown made it a powerhouse.

Restaurant Growth Services hired Kara Jacobs as finance chief and promoted Clint Lautenschleger to lead HR. Both previously worked at Cracker Barrel.

Flitman, who left the distributor's arch-rival in 2018, will assume the top job on Jan. 5.

The onetime Kentucky governor also played a role in the development of Lum's, Ollie's and Chicken By George.

The former Church’s Chicken executive will fill the role formerly held by Focus’ restaurant President Shelley Harris.

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