leadership

Operations

TGI Fridays wants to become 'more fun than your phone'

After falling into what new CEO Brandon Coleman called a “sea of sameness,” the storied casual-dining brand is betting things like sushi, mocktails and entertainment will help make it relevant again.

Leadership

Focus Brands and Domino's Pizza name new executives

Executive Summary: A roundup of high-level job changes in the restaurant business includes new hires for SBE.

Patra will assume the newly created position after spending 15 years at Brinker.

Restaurant Rewind: The pop singer and proponent of a never-ending happy hour was that rare rock star who found nearly as much success in the hospitality business as he did in music. And he did have some company.

Scarlett’s position, COO of casual dining, is being eliminated as part of “organizational design changes” at Bloomin’. He has worked there for nearly 30 years.

Executive Summary: A roundup of high-level job changes in the restaurant business includes changes for Surcheros Fresh Mex and Full Course.

Laphonza Butler comes to the job after spending much of her career leading the SEIU's California chapter.

CFO Tony Querciagrossa and CMO Shannon Keller will help steer the bowling-and-food chain through its merger with Banyan Acquisition Corp.

Tommaso Brusò comes to the Italian food hall/marketplace chain from the fashion industry. He will help lead Eataly’s efforts to more than triple its North American footprint.

Executive Summary: A roundup of high-level job changes in the restaurant business includes changes for True Food Kitchen.

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