Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Clive Schlee to retire as Pret A Manger CEO

COO Pano Christou to take the top spot in September.


Marc Buehler named president of CraftWorks group

The casual-dining veteran's new employer, CraftWorks Holdings, operates nearly 400 full-service restaurants in total, including Logan’s Roadhouse.

The former PepsiCo executive will take over the fast-food giant’s top financial post.

He was named COO of Umami Burger. At the same time, parent SBE named John Polizzi VP of ops for Umami’s division, Disruptive Restaurant Group.

Sean Kennedy brings more than 20 years of policy and advocacy experience to the table.

The NRAEF, the educational arm of the National Restaurant Association, has promoted its leader, citing his contributions to growing programs such as ProStart.

Scott Colosi departed before his retirement was even announced. Founder Kent Taylor will assume Colosi’s duties.

There are three steps to giving good, constructive criticism to an industry peer, Advice Guy says.

The onetime reviewer for The New York Times showed she wouldn't be swayed by reputation or tradition.

Dwayne Chambers most recently served as chief marketing officer for P.F. Chang’s.

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