Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Scott Crane ousted as CEO of Pizza Inn parent

Bob Bafundo, the company’s president, was named “principal executive officer” of Rave Restaurant Group.


Freshii hires a CFO

Daniel Haroun, who has worked for Restaurant Brands International, takes over the post from an executive who resigned earlier this year.

The chain's longtime leader foresees changes for a concept that has been careful not to move with every market ripple.

One of the industry’s oldest chains and franchisors sees new opportunities in its veneration of the past.

Thirty years ago, when women were often limited to front-of-house jobs, the San Francisco chef challenged the industry’s entrenched thinking.

Dekker, the former CMO of Wingstop, takes over day-to-day leadership of the Korean fried chicken chain from its founder.

The retiree will serve as a standby consultant—to the CFO, not CEO Kent Taylor.

CEO Michael Lastoria will remain but will hand over day-to-day operations to Andy Hooper.

The company named Jim Norberg its chief restaurant operations officer.

The former executive of Pei Wei and Cicis is the latest industry veteran to join the leadership team of Craftworks.

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