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The CEO helped turn the pizza chain into a digital juggernaut.
Ells, a chef by training, has been a disruptor, industry critic, apologist, risk taker, contrarian and culinary traditionalist.
The chain has tapped former The Habit executive Matt Hood for the top post.
The doughnut chain's new domestic president formerly oversaw McDonald's high-growth markets.
The longtime industry veteran intends to retire by year's end.
The reshuffle at Roark Capital and its Focus Brands holding signals a growth push for Naf Naf Grill.
Brian Livingston is returning to the company after leaving in 2014.
After serving one company for 36 years, the former Panera Bread chief has some definite ideas about what a chain leader should be.
The former ProFlowers executive will lead the pizza chain's marketing efforts.
He had been Cinnabon’s brand president.
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