Krystal shakes up its leadership team

The burger chain has named Tim Ward president and Bruce Vermilyea CFO, while CEO Paul Macaluso leaves.


Carl’s, Hardee’s owner names Chad Crawford chief brand officer

CKE Restaurants also named 72andSunny its creative agency of record.

New CEO Chris Kempczinski and Chairman Enrique Hernandez held a town hall meeting with employees Wednesday while the new U.S. leader meets with franchisees.

CEOs as a rule don’t stick around in their jobs for long, but the amount of turnover in the restaurant business of late has been unusual.

Max Wetzel was named chief commercial and marketing officer, and several executives, including CFO Joe Smith, will leave the company.

In Joe Erlinger, the company’s U.S. business gets an experienced operations executive known for working with franchisees.

Chris Kempczinski’s rapid rise to the top job highlights how much the world’s biggest restaurant company has changed, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Chief People Officer David Fairhurst “departed” the company Monday, one day after CEO Steve Easterbrook was fired. He’s the fourth top executive to leave in recent weeks.

The Denver-based burger chain operator named CFO Ryan Zink acting CEO.

The sandwich giant named Carrie Walsh its new chief marketing officer as its leadership overhaul continues.

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