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Former BK CEO becomes a key figure in a struggle over US Foods

A major shareholder wants Bernardo Hees appointed to a special board seat. US Foods says that's not going to happen.


BJ's operations chief Lon Ledwith to retire

Ledwith will step down in May after 18 years with the chain. He'll be replaced by SVP of Operations Christopher Pinsak.

Freddy's Scott Redler was elected vice chairman, and Michigan's Jeff Lodbell was named treasurer.

The Beltway veteran brings to the post a combination of association leadership, policymaking and advocacy experience.

Upon his retirement in May, the son of founders Allie and Willard Marriott will relinquish his chairman's title to his son, David.

The son of company founder John Galardi will become CEO of Galardi Group, which also operates Tastee Freeze and Hamburger Stand.

Johnson had previously served as chief administrative officer for the French bakery-café chain’s parent, Le Duff America.

Schulder comes to the cupcake chain after previously serving as chief financial officer for True Food Kitchen.

Pension funds for Teamsters union members say the company’s $105 million settlement from its former CEO did not go far enough.

His total pay package topped $20 million in 2021, up 39% over 2020, as the company’s sales and stock price strength returned.

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