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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Chad Gretzema named Del Taco brand president

John Cappasola has stepped down as the chain’s chief executive following its sale to Jack in the Box.


Frisch's Big Boy hires James Walker as CEO

The restaurant veteran joins the chain after a brief stint at grocery delivery startup Buyk.

The restaurant group operates multiple brands throughout South Florida, including five Quarterdeck seafood concepts.

In an interview conducted two months after the IPO of Shake Shack, a spin-off he serves as chairman, Meyer shared his take on the challenges of transitioning from entrepreneur to corporate chief.

The former Focus Brands executive will take the helm of the chicken chain, formerly known simply as Church’s Chicken.

The fine-dining chef and restaurateur shares strategies for sparking inspiration and optimism despite the challenges of the last two years.

He'll be succeeded by President and COO Chip Wade, who has been in line for the job since he was hired in 2019.

The former Five Guys and Dunkin’ executive will be based out of the bubble tea brand’s London headquarters.

The mini-golf brand named Chris Rockwood chief operating officer and added Keith Strew, Ben Shepherd and Shannon Silvia to executive positions.

The former Wingstop chief executive called the salad restaurant chain “the QSR industry’s best-kept secret” and nominated himself for the position.

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