Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Panera’s parent voluntarily owns up to its Nazi past

The family controlling JAB Holding Co. acknowledges that an earlier version of the company used slave labor during World War II and that two predecessors were guilty of unprosecuted war crimes.


Inspire Brands names Raghu Sagi chief information officer

Darla Morse will become the CIO of another Roark Capital-owned company, CKE Restaurants.

The company's first CMO is the latest in a series of management moves at the fast-growing chain.

Cliff Burrows, group president of Siren Retail, has been with the company for 18 years.

Joining the fast-casual chain’s board are the former CFO of Starbucks and a former Comcast exec

The champion of women in restaurants will stay on until a successor is hired.

The company named Maurice Cooper its chief growth and experience officer and Kevin Fish leader of its digital efforts.

Jessica Hagler was named CFO as the company’s longtime CEO Lonnie Stout becomes executive chairman.

She’ll be succeeded in April by finance chief Dave Deno.

She will oversee public affairs and internal and external communications for the brand domestically.