Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


RB's Peter Romeo wins Texas Restaurant Association's Excellence in Journalism Award

The honor recognizes a media professional who has aided the industry by providing an explanation to operators and the general public of what's happening in the business and why it matters.


Chipotle's longtime CFO Jack Hartung to retire next year

Adam Rymer, Chipotle's vice president of finance, will step into the CFO role in January, and the two will work together for three months to smooth the transition.

Executive Summary: John Ramsay to lead franchise sales at Taco Cabana, plus more executive and chef moves this week.

Government Watch: The National Restaurant Association is setting up a network that turns rank-and-file operators into "super-advocates" for the business. Also: Face mask mandates could make a comeback, but in a different way.

Executive Summary: Brad O’Bryan is the burger chain’s new chief financial officer, plus more executive news of the week.

Restaurant Rewind: Recent tragedies once again underscore how wearing the lifestyle can be. From time to time, the industry has awakened to that reality. Maybe this is one of those times.

The former head of finance replaces Todd Burrowes, who is now president of business development for parent Darden Restaurants. It was part of a flurry of leadership changes at the company.

Officials say the cause of death was a heart attack. The executive chef of New York concepts Crown Shy, Saga and Overstory had a number of projects in the works and seemed at the top of his game.

Executive Summary: New executives with Chili’s, Corner Bakery, Noodles & Company, CKE Restaurants, Cornerstone Restaurant Group, Dig, Skyfire, Vintner’s Resort, Hathaway’s Restaurant and Skyfire.

Many of these winners are known regionally, but not on a national level. Who are these culinary stars, where do they cook, and what did they wear to the awards ceremony?

  • Page 1