Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Longtime Foodservice Packaging Institute leader Lynn Dyer to step down

She will exit the presidency this fall for a corporate job.


Dunkin’ Brands hires regional vice presidents

The industry vets will oversee operations and development in the West, Central Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic.

The Korean fried chicken concept has hired Greg Buchanan as senior vice president and Bryan Shin as CFO.

Incoming CEO David Gibbs and outgoing chief Greg Creed are, by their own admissions, very different sorts of business leaders. Here’s how they differ.

Gibbs, a 30-year veteran of the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC parent, takes over for Greg Creed, who is retiring at the end of the year.

The grandson of Italian immigrants co-founded the chain nearly 43 years ago.

As part of the board realignment, Pattye Moore will retire as chairman once a new CEO is found.

Industry vet Rudy Sugueti will lead operations for Tocaya Organica as it grows.

Bryan St.George had previously been the fast casual’s vice president of operations and development.

The former Zoes Kitchen chief executive takes over as the chain starts expanding into new markets.

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