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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Smoothie King adds 3 new hires to its leadership team

The smoothie chain has named Marianne Radley chief marketing officer, Juan Salas chief information officer and Laura Scavone chief people officer.


O'Charley's service provider names new CFO, chief people officer

Restaurant Growth Services hired Kara Jacobs as finance chief and promoted Clint Lautenschleger to lead HR. Both previously worked at Cracker Barrel.

The onetime Kentucky governor also played a role in the development of Lum's, Ollie's and Chicken By George.

Flitman, who left the distributor's arch-rival in 2018, will assume the top job on Jan. 5.

The director of culinary’s boundless enthusiasm for exploring the brand’s New Orleans’ roots keeps those groundbreaking menu items coming.

The former Mellow Mushroom exec will lead operations and training for the 27-unit brand in Georgia and Tennessee.

The former CEO of True Food Kitchen and ex-Starbucks executive will take over company operations as it targets 4,000 locations.

One of Capitol Hill’s top officials was slicing meats and making salads before he went into politics. And the incoming speaker of the House says he hasn’t forgotten that formative experience.

Reyna returns to the pizza chain. He had been VP of human resources before he left for another company.

Take a break from worrying about sales and staffing to indulge in some entertainment. Here are some viewing options with particular appeal for operators.

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