Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Which Wich elevates former franchisee to president as it preps for growth

Cherry Hearn, who was also the fast casual’s general counsel, will take over day-to-day responsibilities for the sandwich chain from founder Jeff Sinelli.


Fiesta Restaurant Group names industry vet to CMO post

Hope Diaz previously worked for Popeyes and Burger King.

Dan Harmon adds the title while continuing to serve as COO. The duties of two other executives were also expanded.

Erik Hess, who spent 25 years with the burger giant, replaces Bruce Schroder at the Focus Brands-owned fast casual.

Restaurant stocks did poorly last year, and CEOs’ pay followed—for the most part.

The leadership change has cost Noodles & Co. its executive chairman.

A Restaurant Business analysis reveals which leaders made the most last year.

Conrad, who joined the fast-casual chain in 2016, previously was its vice president of marketing.

David Danowitz will steer the fast-casual burger chain as it grows.

The longtime industry executive comes to the chain from CKE Restaurants.

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