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Greg Trojan to retire as BJ's CEO

The nine-year veteran will be succeeded by President and CFO Greg Levin. Thomas Houdek will become financial chief.

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Red Lobster names former Chili's chief Kelli Valade CEO

Currently Black Box CEO, Valade will succeed Kim Lopdrup at the seafood giant on Aug. 2.

He'll remain in the job until a replacement is named. The search has already commenced, according to the company.

Outback's parent promotes Mark Graff to senior vice president of business development and financial planning.

The reclusive heir to the chain's co-founders enjoys a higher rating from employees than any other restaurant executive can claim.

James Park will help guide Mercato's restaurant-focused Savory Fund as it looks to invest in more growth concepts.

The firm, which works to connect franchisors with “growth-oriented franchisees,” named Helen Lao CEO, Marci DuBois president and Carolyne Canady and Madison Jobe executive advisors.

He beat out a tough field on the back of the strength of Popeyes' chicken sandwich and the company’s strong international presence.

The chain CEOs vying to be Restaurant Leader of the Year explain how they found direction in key experiences from their past.

Chris Keating EVP, Conferences from Winsight, sits down for an incredible conversation on her life, career, and what the future holds.

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