Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Yum Brands names Clay Johnson chief digital and technology officer

Gavin Felder was promoted to chief strategy officer as the owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut looks to bolster its digital strategy.


Del Taco names Chad Gretzema COO

The Mexican chain says that the newly created position will help it focus on “four-wall operations.”

As the new CEO of Red Robin, Paul Murphy is walking into one of the industry’s more remarkable leadership challenges. Here’s why.

At a time when many chains are searching for a magic bullet, the venerable casual-dining brand has found a reinvigoration takes time and a multitude of efforts.

A sizable swath of the business community is leaning on the Senate to pass potential safeguards, but restaurants are not part of it.

Cherry Hearn, who was also the fast casual’s general counsel, will take over day-to-day responsibilities for the sandwich chain from founder Jeff Sinelli.

Hope Diaz previously worked for Popeyes and Burger King.

Dan Harmon adds the title while continuing to serve as COO. The duties of two other executives were also expanded.

A Restaurant Business analysis reveals which leaders made the most last year.

Restaurant stocks did poorly last year, and CEOs’ pay followed—for the most part.

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