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Judge refuses to dismiss McDonald’s lawsuit against Steve Easterbrook

The decision will enable the company to continue its efforts to recover severance payments to its former CEO following his 2019 dismissal.


Tracy Skeans named chief operating officer of Taco Bell owner Yum Brands

The executive had been chief transformation and people officer and had already been acting as operations chief.

Melissa Smith was named chief people officer for Focus; Kendall Ware was named chief brand officer of Carvel and Cinnabon; and Alisa Gmelich was named chief brand officer for Auntie Anne’s.

The longtime company executive will leave at the end of the year. The company is searching for his replacement.

He replaces Felipe Athayde, who is leaving the company to become the CEO of beauty salon company Regis.

A look at key moments in the CEO's tenure and the legal dispute with the company that emerged this summer.

The company also promoted two other executives as it works to bolster its digital efforts.

He replaces Tim Muir, who was named chief sales officer at the parent company of Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon.

Tory Bartlett was named chief operating officer and brand lead of Schlotzsky’s

The chain’s chief operating officer was terminated without cause. Michael Buchmeier was named his interim replacement.

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