Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Tropical Smoothie Cafe makes changes in the c-suite

The chain has named a new CMO and CFO, and filled three other leadership positions.


A chain vet takes over at TooJay's

Maxwell Piet shifts to the deli chain from another New York -style operation.

The current holder of that role—Scott Weisberg—is set to leave the brand early next year.

The quick-service chain’s CEO is stepping down after almost a decade in the job.

Randy Simon has been named CEO of the quick-service burger chain.

Summer Sims has been with the fast-casual chain for over 20 years.

Peter D'Amelio has also served as president of Cooper's Hawk and CEO of Matchbox.

The celebrity chef and TV star will assume operational responsibility, freeing Steve Ells to concentrate on his first brainchild, Chipotle.

New President Denyelle Bruno joins the 24-unit chain after serving at the Drybar hairstyling specialist.

The transition to the second generation of Melmans took a big step forward.

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