Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Pie Five parent names Brandon Solano as CEO

Rave Restaurant Group, which also runs Pizza Inn, appointed the former Pei Wei Asian Diner CMO to the post after the recent ouster of CEO Scott Crane.


Tropical Smoothie Cafe adds a new CMO, digital exec

The fast-casual chain has made a number of C-suite shifts in recent years as it prepares to grow.

The Mediterranean fast casual added its first chief brand officer, as well as a CFO.

The Denver-based burger chain operator named CFO Ryan Zink acting CEO.

Natha Dempsey will move up from VP to take the leadership role.

Stutz, the former COO of Red Robin, will be charged with growing the 13-unit vegan chain.

The coffee and doughnut chain's former global chief marketing officer will oversee the chain’s biggest market.

Standouts in four aspects of the business will be presented with 2019 Distinction Awards.

Tara Comonte, who has led the chain’s tech expansion and other initiatives, takes on the expanded role.

The addition of Steve Sparks, formerly CFO of Village Inn’s parent, narrows Anita Adams’ duties to president.

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