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Leadership

Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry

Leadership

California Pizza Kitchen names new CEO amid C-suite shakeup

CEO Jim Hyatt is out, along with longtime culinary chief Brian Sullivan and two others. Board member Jeff Warne was named CEO and president.

Leadership

O'Charley's service provider names new CFO, chief people officer

Restaurant Growth Services hired Kara Jacobs as finance chief and promoted Clint Lautenschleger to lead HR. Both previously worked at Cracker Barrel.

Restaurant Rewind: Yes, Harland Sanders started the brand. But Brown made it a powerhouse.

The smoothie chain has named Marianne Radley chief marketing officer, Juan Salas chief information officer and Laura Scavone chief people officer.

The former Mellow Mushroom exec will lead operations and training for the 27-unit brand in Georgia and Tennessee.

The former CEO of True Food Kitchen and ex-Starbucks executive will take over company operations as it targets 4,000 locations.

The onetime Kentucky governor also played a role in the development of Lum's, Ollie's and Chicken By George.

Flitman, who left the distributor's arch-rival in 2018, will assume the top job on Jan. 5.

The director of culinary’s boundless enthusiasm for exploring the brand’s New Orleans’ roots keeps those groundbreaking menu items coming.

One of Capitol Hill’s top officials was slicing meats and making salads before he went into politics. And the incoming speaker of the House says he hasn’t forgotten that formative experience.

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