Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Firebird announces new CFO

Brian Livingston is returning to the company after leaving in 2014.


Hard Rock gets new corporate executive chef

Michael Coury will spearhead the menu strategy for the brand’s 178 cafe units.

The decision by an overwhelming majority of the chain's franchise community is the latest sign of a festering relationship with the franchisor.

The chain has promoted its vice president of operations.

The parent company of O’Charley’s and Village Inn has appointed family-dining veteran Craig Barber as president, with oversight of 474 restaurants and franchise rights to 96 more.

Bruce Lane has been promoted to the position after starting at the company this past June.

He'll be succeeded by Blaine Hurst, but will remain involved with the chain while simultaneously serving in a strategic role for owner JAB Holdings.

Wayne Jones has joined the casual-dining Italian brand.

KFC has hired a new CMO after promoting the former holder of that role earlier this year.

Newly appointed Trevor Haynes has spent the past three years as Subway’s vice president of operations.