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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Leader as reader

Ken Calwell’s read on the challenges confront chains’ C-suites.


3 leadership lessons from a hospitality-industry icon

Bill Marriott took the main stage at the Restaurant Leadership Conference the day before his 83rd birthday providing insights on what he thinks it takes to run a successful company. Here are three takeaways.

El Pollo Loco’s departing CEO takes an operator’s approach to running a chain.

The decision by an overwhelming majority of the chain's franchise community is the latest sign of a festering relationship with the franchisor.

Steve Shlemon is a 35-year industry veteran.

During a meeting with investors, CEO Nigel Travis was asked about his future, given that his employment contract is set to expire. Here's what he said.

The celebrity chef was stripped of his finalist nominations because of sexual harassment allegations.

In just over three years, Rubin has taken Melt Shop from an idea to three units in New York City, with four more slated to open in 2014.

This longtime CEO and pioneer in the fast-casual realm grew a family business to one of the top better-burger chains in the U.S. through dedication to the brand’s roots.

The operator's leadership changes comprise its latest move to reinvigorate sales.

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