Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Farm Burger appoints David Danowitz to chief operating officer

Danowitz previously worked in operations for Mellow Mushroom.


Mahesh Sadarangani named Peter Piper president

The pizza chain also named Sherri Landry chief marketing officer.

Melissa Heidman was promoted to general counsel of the fast-casual chain.

Restaurants are open to the public, and if someone really wants to know what you’re up to, they will, Advice Guy says.

John Karangis, the Union Square Hospitality Group’s executive catering chef, will assume the new post.

Grismer, currently the finance head of Hyatt Hotels, takes over for Scott Maw, who is retiring.

The former Friendly’s CEO jumps to the fast-casual pizza chain.

The last two weeks have brought a slew of new laws that affect the restaurant industry. Here’s a look, a sort of pre-Halloween scare.

His move from Ruby Tuesday to its archrival marks the casual-dining veteran’s third CEO post in three years.

The organization published widespread policy changes to boost gender, race and ethnic representation among nominees and judges.