Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Calif. mandates female representation on public company boards

A quick check of restaurant companies based in the state shows most would be out of compliance by the end of 2021 unless they make additional appointments.


Tony Lowings to replace Roger Eaton as KFC CEO

The longtime Yum Brands veteran will take over on Jan. 1.

He previously held the post with Logan’s Roadhouse.

Josh Zadikoff becomes president as the multiconcept operator prepares for growth.

The company is also reshuffling its business organization to oversee a more franchised business.

The multi-brand franchisee and brand operator promotes the company’s cofounder.

Andrea Allen was promoted to chief accounting and administrative officer.

Parent company Inspire Brands reached outside the restaurant industry for Lyle Tick, a retailer with deep marketing experience.

The appointment comes after more than a decade with the regional fast-casual brand.

The former Yum Brands and Biscuitville executive will also be the chain’s COO.