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Friendly’s new parent names Roberto De Angelis chief experiential officer

The P.F. Chang’s veteran will also be involved with a number of smaller affiliated restaurant brands, including Red Mango, Smoothie Factory and Souper Salad.


Jeff Bezos returns from space with a stellar gift for Jose Andres: $100M

The chef was the recipient of one of the Amazon founder's "Courage & Civility Awards" and will use the funds on his World Central Kitchen.

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

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.

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