Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


GRLC opens with recognition of global market's best

Alshaya was among the recipients of the 2017 Global Restaurant Leadership Awards of Distinction.


Pei Wei announces new chief financial officer

Jim Lebs is the latest addition to the fast casual’s executive team.

The celebrated New Orleans chef and restaurateur was accused in a newspaper article of fostering a culture where sexual harassment was commonplace.

The family-dining concept has promoted one executive and added another.

Sabato Sagaria was formerly chief restaurant officer for Union Square Hospitality Group. He'll now head Barteca's 15-unit taco and tequila concept.

Newcomer, Charles “Chuck” Locke is now president of Taco Cabana and Fiesta Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Danny Meisenheimer has assumed the aditional role of Pollo Tropical president.

The chain has named a new CMO and CFO, and filled three other leadership positions.

Maxwell Piet shifts to the deli chain from another New York -style operation.

The current holder of that role—Scott Weisberg—is set to leave the brand early next year.

The quick-service chain’s CEO is stepping down after almost a decade in the job.