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Leadership

Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry

Leadership

Upstart Fish City Grill hooks big-chain vet as new president

Dave Orenstein is joining the 19-unit venture after serving as CEO of Lone Star, among other casual players.

Leadership

Howie Mandel to generate laughs for a worthy restaurant cause

Howie Mandel will be playing for laughs during a stand-up appearance Tuesday at the Restaurant Leadership Conference.

With no food experience beyond his own kitchen but plenty eating less-than-desirable meals on business trips, Saunders saw a niche to fill.

Sharon Van Meter is a receipient of the Live It! Women With Impact recognition from the Women's Foodservice Forum. Here are some of her leadership tips.

Newcomer, Charles “Chuck” Locke is now president of Taco Cabana and Fiesta Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Danny Meisenheimer has assumed the aditional role of Pollo Tropical president.

Jim Kuhn will join the team after serving as CEO of Chalak Mitra Group.

it’s a homespun idea older than Mike Kulp himself that enabled his KBP Foods to morph into an enterprise rivaling many brand owners in size and financial might.

Kathie Niven, the chain’s chief brand officer, has been promoted.

Blame it on refranchising, a phenomenon that favors investors at a serious cost to operators and guests.

He took the stage like a victorious general and made it clear from the get-go that this would be no ordinary presentation. “I don’t do speeches anymore,” former McDonald’s USA CEO Ed Rensi barked to a packed ballroom at the Restaurant Leadership Conference. “I rant.”

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