Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Dewey’s Pizza appoints its COO to president

Chuck Lipp, who has been with the company since 2003, takes over the job from Andrew DeWitt.


Franchisees navigate a tough environment

Rising costs, more demands from franchisors and discount strategies are all taking their toll on operators.

Winsight LLC announces promotion of Mary Pat Heftman to Vice Chairman of Winsight Exhibitions and addition of new president, Tom Cindric.

Don Crocker moves up to chief development officer, and Chris Held joins the Buffalo Wild Wings parent as chief supply officer.

Downtime is at a premium during the industry’s busiest season. These reads may be worth finding the needed hours.

The channel may be different, but the challenges are likely to be familiar.

Peggy Rubenzer is the new chief people officer for the health-focused chain.

The polished-casual chain hired a COO, CMO and, late last year, a chief culinary officer.

Diane Neville most recently worked as chief people officer for The Piada Group.

He will take over for Darren Rebelez, who is leaving “to pursue another opportunity.”

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