Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Robert Gibbs to leave McDonald’s

The chain’s chief communications officer is reportedly leaving the company amid continued restructuring.


Noodles & Co.’s chief brand officer to depart

Chas Hermann joined the chain in 2018, just before it mounted an impressive turnaround.

The parties withdrew their lawsuits against each other, clearing the way for a sale of Kona to proceed.

For 30 years, he ran the lodging and foodservice empire founded by his father, shifting it into gaming and franchising.

The owner of La Cubana in New York started several restaurants and made frequent appearances on Food Network.

The Mexican chain says that the newly created position will help it focus on “four-wall operations.”

Gavin Felder was promoted to chief strategy officer as the owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut looks to bolster its digital strategy.

As the new CEO of Red Robin, Paul Murphy is walking into one of the industry’s more remarkable leadership challenges. Here’s why.

A sizable swath of the business community is leaning on the Senate to pass potential safeguards, but restaurants are not part of it.

At a time when many chains are searching for a magic bullet, the venerable casual-dining brand has found a reinvigoration takes time and a multitude of efforts.

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