Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Yum CEO Greg Creed named Restaurant Leader of the Year

The longtime marketer was cited for the innovation and boldness he has fostered at Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut.


MOD Pizza names Mark Shambura CMO

The former Chipotle executive will lead the pizza chain’s overall marketing strategy.

Former Sweetgreen President Karen Kelley was named chief restaurant officer and Sonic veteran Anita Vanderveer was appointed chief people officer.

Scott Hudler, a longtime veteran of Dunkin’, is among the new hires.

Steve Schussler, who had been co-CEO, resigned to focus on his existing restaurants.

Two of the cases were past the statute of limitations, and the evidence in a third did not justify charges, authorities told the media.

The onetime dishwasher had worked for the multi-concept group since 1963.

Muldoon is a 25-year industry veteran.

With a shareholders’ meeting looming, Luby’s says it’s in the midst of turning its troubled casual-dining company around.

Richard Akam will remain as COO of the owner of Dick’s Wings and Tilted Kilt.