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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Why an outsider might be best for Chipotle

Chain’s problems are difficult, which is why it shouldn’t limit its talent pool.


Applebee's names Joel Yashinsky CMO

The former McDonald's executive will take the marketing helm at the casual-dining chain.

A former McDonald's exec has joined the casual-dining chain.

Philip Gay previously served as an executive with California Pizza Kitchen and Wolfgang Puck.

Elie Khoury knows what his company brings to the negotiating table. CEO Khoury himself is a former chain executive with a history of growing brands.

Ever feel that running a restaurant is like climbing Mount Everest? Alison Levine says it is, and she would know. She’s an accomplished businesswoman as well as one of the few people who’s climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents. Then there are her treks across the North and South Poles.

Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick shared many insights on leadership, growth, making mistakes, leaving a legacy, and more at the Restaurant Leadership Conference on Wednesday.

Check out these teaching moments from operators’ worst managers.

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