Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Jim Mizes retires as Blaze Pizza CEO

The fast-casual pizza chain named Amanda Shaw interim CEO as it looks for a replacement.


Papa John’s names Rob Lynch CEO

The former Arby’s executive will take over for Steve Ritchie as the company opts to overhaul its executive post.

His promotion from CMO was announced almost simultaneously with the appointment of his predecessor as CEO of Papa John’s.

The veteran marketer moves up from president of the fast-casual Tex-Mex chain.

The restaurant industry is known for supporting good causes and embracing diversity. Do you know a restaurateur with a great give-back story to tell?

Dirk Montgomery has served as chief financial officer for Hooters International and Bloomin’ Brands.

Beto Guajardo brings deep strategic-planning and international experience to the post.

The industry veteran vows to put the “on-trend” brand’s growth into high gear, and quickly.

The casual-dining veteran is responsible for growing the regional brand and its sister concept.

Carl Bachmann will oversee the Jollibee Foods Corp.-owned fast casual as it grows.

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