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Claudia San Pedro leads with super-Sonic energy

A positive attitude and a non-stop motor have helped the Sonic brand president, the 2022 Restaurant Leader of the Year, overcome any challenge, from learning English to facing a pandemic.


Cutting-edge technology is nothing new for Sonic

The concept owes its long run in no small part to recognizing a game-changing piece of equipment back when TV was a novelty.

The establishment ranked for decades as one of the nation's highest grossing independents, with 2019 sales of nearly $19 million.

At the Restaurant Leadership Conference, the former government official shared the philosophy that earned her the 2022 Restaurant Leader of the Year award.

Improving the in-restaurant experience and making off-premise sales a priority topped his to-do list when he took over the Asian casual-dining chain in 2020.

The onetime public servant will take the stage Tuesday at the Restaurant Leadership Conference to share her thinking on the issues and opportunities facing the business.

Miller led improvements at the chain during more than a decade at the helm. A search for his replacement is underway.

The former DoorDash leader will take the reins at Virtual Dining Concepts as it looks to accelerate its growth.

Ken Kuick, who heads finance for the owner of Johnny Rockets, Twin Peaks and Fatburger, is getting $200,000 if he stays through the first quarter of next year.

The former Alshaya Group VP will help the six-unit chain open more locations as it comes off a brand refresh.

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