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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Former Cheesecake president takes helm of 24-unit regional chain

Peter D'Amelio has also served as president of Cooper's Hawk and CEO of Matchbox.


Ells to step down as Chipotle CEO

The troubled brand's founder will relinquish his post as soon as a successor is found.

The former Papa John’s CFO replaces the retiring Jerry Rebel.

The former ProFlowers executive will lead the pizza chain's marketing efforts.

This year hasn't been a safe one so far for chief executives in the restaurant industry. Here's a look at the many companies that have made changes in the corner office.

Founded in 1981 by Mueller and his brother Richard, RPM is one of those franchisees that could almost annoy corporate with their steady stream of ideas, admits Jim Stansik, executive vice president of franchise relations for Domino’s.

Restaurant CEOs told RLC 2014 attendees that a valuable management tool is blundering, sometimes spectacularly.

They made the boldest headlines in what was indisputably an up-and-down year. The ups were rocket shots to nosebleed heights, and the downs were just as extreme—catastrophic, yet wellsprings of outrage and surprise. Here are six individuals who contributed to the rollercoaster ride.

The quick-service chain’s CEO is stepping down after almost a decade in the job.

The speculation about who'll be Steve Ells' successor is already at full throttle. Here are a few of the candidates we think may be in the mix.

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