Why did Chipotle give top executives retention bonuses?

The Bottom Line: The payments to the CFO and CMO to stick around during a CEO transition were probably not necessary.


Outback parent bows to an activist investor

Bloomin' Brands agreed to add an industry veteran to its board under an agreement with Jana Partners, one of two shareholders that have been sympathetic to spinning off secondary brands.

Kristen Hartman will exit a corporate marketing role to oversee day to day operations of the 1,400-unit chain.

Craig Grimes worked with a variety of multiunit brands at an amusement-park company, and helped expand Lone Star Steakhouse.

Why Crawford? Some say the NRA has a message problem when it comes to its stance on hot-button topics; they've got a good story to tell but are being beat by unions and lawmakers. Will its newest chairman make a difference? He might, based on his past at Ground Round Grill & Bar, based in Freeport, Maine.

The company turned to a finance veteran as the successor for Phil Keiser.

The appointee was in the news earlier today for exiting KFC.

The Jesus of Pizza dishes on how his “tribe” strives for a different kind of workplace.

The once secretive burger giant is now freely talking about its turnaround strategy—including what's working and what will take more time.

The former Ruby Tuesday executive will take over for the retired G.J. Hart.

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