Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Del Frisco’s reshuffles management

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


Jersey Mike’s announces new vice president of sales

Brian O’Hagan first joined the chain as an area director in 2013.

The parent of Chili’s and Maggiano’s promoted from within while steering its IT team to focus on digital first.

Here's what Ron Shaich, Restaurant Business’ 2018 Restaurant Leader of the Year, recalls as the critical pivot points so far for the company he led for more than three decades.

The former McAlister’s Deli president brings marketing and operations experience to the job.

The Jesus of Pizza dishes on how his “tribe” strives for a different kind of workplace.

Laura Jakobsen, senior vice president, marketing and design at Pinkberry, gives advice to women striving to become innovative leaders.

“If Gini represents the next generation of leadership, we are all in amazing and capable hands,” says Joni Doolin, CEO and founder of workforce-data firm TDN2K.

The departure of Charlie Keegan raises questions about Main Event's rapid-expansion strategy.

The chain has named a new CFO and chief development officer.

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