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Leadership

Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry

Leadership

McDonald’s adds Catherine Engelbert to its board

The former Deloitte CEO is currently the commissioner of the WNBA.

Leadership

Buddy’s Pizza names Burton Heiss CEO

The former Nando’s executive takes over for acting CEO Jim Balis.

The pizza chain’s founder is suing Laundry Service, saying the ad agency deliberately leaked details from a conference call in a dispute with the company.

Six months into the job, James O’Reilly is re-stoking the barbecue.

The former Realogy Holdings executive will take over financial leadership for the big Burger King and Popeyes operator.

The Beekman Group has hired Paul Macaluso, an alumnus of Krystal, McAlister’s and Taco Bell, to spearhead the brand’s growth.

Last year’s hiring of industry vet Dave McDougall was part of the fast-casual pizza chain’s “continuity planning,” its former CEO said.

Mike Burns joins the two-chain company as COO, and Douglas Kwong comes aboard to head marketing.

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

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

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