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Some of the most successful restaurant brands are those that blaze their own trail.
Chip Wade, a longtime ops specialist for Darden Restaurants, will take the job next month.
The industry veteran will oversee franchise operations for the taco concept.
The industry would likely be better off with a dead horse than this dark one. But it's the sort of loser operators could get if they sit on the sidelines.
The new executives, both promoted from within, will aid in the family chain’s expansion, headquarters said.
With more than 1,000 executives in attendance, some surprising trends could be gleaned from the presentations and casual conversations. Here are four that might have turned a keen listener’s head.
The company also said that industry veteran George Condos has joined its board of directors.
A brand’s maturity doesn’t have to equate to obsolescence, according to several of the industry’s oldest brands. At the Restaurant Leadership Conference, they and several middle-aged chains explained how they do it.
Greg Creed accepts the 2019 Restaurant Leader of the Year award for his visionary brand stewardship.
Christi Hing, the struggling chain’s current CFO, was named "principal executive officer" of the struggling chain.
Up-and-coming restaurant chains and what’s propelling their growth
Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh
New restaurants and soon-to-open concepts worth monitoring
RB’s exclusive ranking of the highest-grossing independent restaurants
Peter Romeo highlights the moments restaurateurs miss at their own peril
These 50 ideas go beyond what’s “cool” to deliver smart, trend-forward solutions that might just serve as an inspiration for others.