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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


DoorDash, National Restaurant Association to host virtual restaurant conference

Main Street Strong will bring together independent restaurants to learn from one another amid the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. 


Whataburger names Ed Nelson CEO

The chain’s president took the helm as the chain expands and plans to start franchising.

His efforts to help the industry could be unorthodox, as I can personally attest.

He will leave the company within the next six weeks. The company plans a search for his successor.

The marketing veteran will lead all global marketing initiatives for the pizza chain.

The company also announced that it is working with the Mayo Clinic to help with its coronavirus response.

His health took a sudden downturn after medical authorities had reported an improvement in the former National Restaurant Association and Godfather chief's condition.

The 30-year industry veteran had previously been vice president of operations.

The company also promoted two other executives as it works to bolster its digital efforts.

Global Franchise Group also added two additional executives under CEO Paul Damico.

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