Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Bloomin' Brands CEO Dave Deno is retiring

Deno has spent 12 years with the Outback Steakhouse owner including the past five as CEO. The company's board is searching for his replacement.


Former Wendy's CMO Carl Loredo named Pizza Hut U.S. president

The marketing executive will take over the struggling pizza chain in early June, following the departure of David Graves.

Tech entrepreneur Johann Moonesinghe suddenly finds himself leading a growing group of restaurants. His secret? He doesn't expect to make a profit.

Krouse, who has been the pizza chain’s CEO since 2010, will depart in October. King has been Donatos’ president for two years.

Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze also took home the prestigious G.D. Crain Jr. award for his contributions to business media over the course of his career.

Industry veteran Darin Harper is the new chief finance officer at the eatertainment chain, while Doug Koob becomes chief development officer at the hot dog concept, plus more industry moves of the week.

Nearly 600 operators made their case to lawmakers as part of the National Restaurant Association’s Public Affairs Conference.

Executive Summary: Clay Hansen is the new chief financial officer for the Hawaiian chain, Mountain Mike's Pizza and East Coast Wings + Grill add marketing execs, and more industry job changes.

Restaurant Rewind: The conference has grown from a few hundred attendees to several thousands, without losing the uniqueness of those early days. Here's what's in its DNA.

The sub shop CEO, in accepting the 2024 Restaurant Leader of the Year award, said he just hasn’t received the right offer yet for the fast-growing chain.

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