Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Target CEO named Yum Brands chairman

Brian Cornell will take over for the retiring Robert Walter.


Punch Bowl Social adds a chief culinary and beverage officer

Sheamus Feeley assumes the new C-suite post at the growing eatertainment concept.

The first two days of the Global Restaurant Leadership Conference provided insights into a number of the dynamics reshaping the worldwide restaurant industry. Here’s a sampling.

The former COO becomes president of the casual chain just days after it was acquired by CraftWorks.

The four global leaders were presented with this year's GRLC Distinction Awards.

Jundt, a Kona Grill founder, and Schussler, who founded Rainforest Cafe, take over the top post from Jim Kuhn.

Fred Glick becomes president of the company behind Little Big Burger, American Burger Co. and others.

Claudia San Pedro will lead the company after it is sold to Inspire Brands.

Dave Pickens, a former president of Olive Garden, will also serve as COO.

The awards recognize the globe’s best in partnership, growth, innovation and giving back.