Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Stan Frankenthaler joins Shari’s

The former fine-dining chef will implement the chain’s new Northwest Fresh menu.


Charles Watson named Tropical Smoothie CEO

The company says it's on track to generate $1 billion in sales within five years.

Winsight’s partnership means an even more valuable National Restaurant Show for you.

The longtime human resources executive takes a newly created position at the pizza chain.

Daniel Schwartz was promoted to executive chairman while Josh Kobza was named chief operating officer.

Shivram Vaideeswaran was named CMO amid management changes.

John Butcher takes on dual roles at the 420-unit coffee chain

The company's vice president of North America departed immediately, amid a management shakeup.

Facing a proxy fight, the struggling casual-dining chain is adding two new board members and modifying its governance rules.