Aziz Hashim: The empowerer

As much as Aziz Hashim loves franchising, the one-time electrical engineer has never warmed to the risk factor, starting with the lone KFC he opened in his 20s.

Provost moves from Maggiano’s to Chili’s

After serving as president of the Italian chain, the chain veteran will now oversee Chili's marketing and menu development.

Weather experts say Hurricane Harvey, due to hit Texas tonight or tomorrow morning, could be the most powerful storm the nation has seen since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Here's how restaurant experts advise the industry to prepare.

Tabitha Burke is responsible for heightening executive leadership, implementing strategies effectively and maintaining day-to-day operations for the association.

Operators mitigate the risk of stale, inbred ideas by refusing to stay insular.

While being honored as Restaurant Leader of the Year, Shaich urged restaurateurs to fight short-sighted thinking and stay laser-focused on what their customers are seeking.

In the end, we decided that the criteria had to be not only restaurant operators with notable legacies—and not even those with positive sales results.

The turnaround specialist was most recently the CEO of O'Charley's and Ninety Nine's parent company.

The longtime chain marketer will be the first to hold the position, a reflection of the concept's growth plans.

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