Steakhouse chain's parent names new CEO

Longtime leader Jonathan Segal will focus on contract development.


Former Benihana CEO to head Whiskey Cake

Steve Shlemon is a 35-year industry veteran.

Or at least not too much. The industry needs a sometimes-annoying contrarian to keep it fresh and innovative. Let it remain the anti-fast-food brand.

Inspire Brands continues to lay its infrastructure with the recruitment of former Qdoba President Tim Casey.

The sandwich chain was chosen from among the more than 300 chains that have earned a place on RB's Future 50 ranking during the last 11 years.

The magazine and website are finalists for Best Media Brand, the award for the best editorial product overall.

The 30-year-industry veteran was hired away from Dunkin' Donuts parent.

He'll be succeeded by Blaine Hurst, but will remain involved with the chain while simultaneously serving in a strategic role for owner JAB Holdings.

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.

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