leadership

Workforce

Biscuitville expands role for both chief culinary officer and CIO

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

Operations

Dave George is tapped for another operations-led revival, this time of Outback's parent

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.

Women remain underrepresented in the executive ranks nationwide. But things are improving, especially at restaurant chains. And these CEOs are leading the way.

The former CEO of Via 313 Pizzeria is named U.S. president and COO; and the former COO of Papa Murphy's becomes CFO and president of international for the casual dining brand.

Though commissioned by Starbucks, it faults management for its naivety and misread of the situation, but says the chain never aimed to bust the union.

Co-founder Robert Giaimo turned over the president role but remains CEO of the 24-unit restaurant group.

Reality Check: Musicians have Julliard, engineers have MIT and doctors have Johns Hopkins. The training grounds emerging as the ideal schools for restaurant CEOs are the big consultancies.

The chain was already looking for a new COO. Now the search is on for a new CEO. If an activist investor has its way, the leaders will have strong operational experience in limited service.

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