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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


RBI's José Cil airs the approach that earned him RB's Restaurant Leader of the Year award

The CEO of Burger King and Popeyes' parent company told attendees of the Restaurant Leadership Conference that he sees his job as setting a bold mission and building the team to achieve it.


Shipley Do-Nuts rounds out its C-suite with a new CFO

Bob McGahan has experience in private equity, risk management and other areas to help the 330-unit franchisor, the chain said.

The founder of the barbecue chain that bears his name had little going for him as a youngster. And that, he says, was what likely gave him an edge.

Willmarth, who most recently worked for Mongolian Concepts Restaurant Group, will oversee day-to-day operations at the nearly 90-unit better burger brand.

He previously led marketing for Nike’s Jordan brand. He will now lead marketing efforts for the fast-food taco chain.

The longtime company employee had been in the position for three years. The retirement is effective “immediately.”

The CEO of Restaurant Brands International has leveraged a lifetime of relationships to boost his company and become the 2021 Restaurant Leader of the Year.

The chain’s co-founder loaned Fred DeLuca $1,000 to start a sub shop in 1965 that would later become the world's largest restaurant chain by unit count. He was 90.

The hot dog chain's SVP is leaving the restaurant industry for the developing world of ultrafast grocery delivery.

One of the industry’s largest networking events comes back after a pandemic pause, featuring speeches by leaders such as Jose Cil, Robert Earl and Shaquille O’Neal, as well as dozens of educational sessions.

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