In hiring Rob Lynch away from Papa Johns, Shake Shack enters a new era

The Bottom Line: The fast-casual burger chain chain lured one of the restaurant industry’s up-and-coming chief executives with $7.3 million in signing bonuses and stock awards.


More restaurants are hiring women to be the CEO

Over the past 15 months, at least a dozen restaurant chains and major franchisees have named women to be their chief executive. Here's a look at this new group of CEOs.

A Deeper Dive: Therese Gearhart, president and CEO of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, joins the podcast to talk about the industry’s track record of promoting women.

Park will replace Clay Johnson, who will remain with the owner of KFC and Taco Bell as a senior advisor.

The Bottom Line: Starbucks and now Dutch Bros are giving some key executives barista training and having them work in the field. That should become standard.

Nearly a quarter of the year's 524 workplace homicide victims were serving customers or tending a retail establishment, the figures indicate.

Women remain underrepresented in the executive ranks nationwide. But things are improving, especially at restaurant chains. And these CEOs are leading the way.

Reality Check: Why bother with fantasy football when the ideal virtual C-suite is waiting to be picked? Here's my roster.

Mancino's 30-year employee ran the con for 4 years, embezzling $100,000 before being found out.

The Bottom Line: Chipotle’s corporate layoffs follow actions by McDonald’s and Wendy’s, though the companies insist it’s not all about any looming recession.

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