Departing Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz discusses what’s next for him

Still, he refuses to say whether he’ll follow the predicted path: running for office.


Ruth's Chris parent names Cheryl Henry CEO

Mike O’Donnell will cede his duties as CEO of Ruth’s Hospitality Group on Aug. 10.

The announcement, which Schultz made in a memo to employees today, is likely to stoke speculation that the Starbucks chairman will run for the presidency of the United States.

Brennan, known as Miss Ella, was a major figure in New Orleans’ famed restaurant scene for more than 70 years.

The fast-casual chain pushes for growth by adding finance and operations officers.

The two casual Italian brands will be the nucleus for a new company run by the former Olive Garden chief, with financial backing from Brazil-based GP Investments.

The sandwich chain has named new development and marketing officers.

The longtime casual-dining veteran was chosen for the Gold Plate Award from among eight leaders named as the best within their respective market segments.

Fred Beilstein is adding the duties of CEO to his CFO responsibilities on an interim basis.

The quick-service chain named after a long-gone performer is aiming for fresh life, with a new spokesman and a new growth steward.

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