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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Denny’s promotes John Dillon to president and hires David Schmidt to lead Keke’s

The company's two brands each get new presidents. Dillon has been with Denny's for 15 years, while Schmidt comes to Keke's from Red Lobster.


Saladworks' parent Woworks creates two VP of culinary positions to lead menu innovation

In their new roles, Cole Thompson and Katie Cavuto will share responsibilities for the company’s six restaurant brands.

The longtime industry journalist will oversee coverage of independent restaurants and fast-casual chains.

The former head of digital transformation at Focus Brands takes over the top marketing job immediately.

SPB Hospitality hired Mazany in 2020 to help turn around a group of newly acquired concepts. Kern will take the reins after three years with the company.

After 20 years at the celebrated California restaurant, Kinch is leaving at the end of the year to focus on his three more casual concepts.

The big shareholder has tapped former Noodles CEO Kevin Reddy and former Bloomin’ executive Jody Bilney in his sixth attempt to get a foothold within the company.

John Culver, a 20-year veteran of the coffee giant, is leaving after the company opted to eliminate its chief operating officer function.

At age 68, he's stepping back after promoting the concept's growth for almost four decades.

The former marketer for Wendy's and Papa John's will help promote the company's Mix brand as it prepares for growth.

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