Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Freshii CEO again tries to woo Subway via open letter

Matthew Corrin pens yet another note to attempt a partial takeover of a quick-service chain.


David Ellis tapped to spur Uncle Julio's growth

The casual veteran was added to the L Catterton holding's leadership as part of a management team expansion.

The lodging company has assigned overall responsibility for its 80 one-of-a-kind dining rooms to Scott Gingerich.

Chris Partyka bought into the Pizza Patron franchise system seven years ago with three units in San Antonio, intent on developing that market.

Challenge has been a constant in the lives of Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords. In a keynote address at RLC 2015, the astronaut and former Congresswoman will share how they find the resolve to lead extraordinary lives, even after tragedy struck in the form of a mad shooter’s bullet.

Panera Bread founder, Chairman and CEO Ron Shaich shared his one-cafe-at-a-time focus at Winsight’s Restaurant Leadership Conference.

The chain has named a new CMO and CFO, and filled three other leadership positions.

Len Van Popering will serve as Subway’s VP of global brand management and innovation.

Acquisitions have made KBP Foods one of the largest and fastest-growing franchises in the restaurant business. But the key to absorbing the expansion has been a notion that harkens back to the earliest days of KFC.

The chicken chain’s board named former CEO James “Randy” Kibler to the interim post.

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