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Leadership

Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry

Leadership

Danny Meyer on the challenges all leaders face

In an interview conducted two months after the IPO of Shake Shack, a spin-off he serves as chairman, Meyer shared his take on the challenges of transitioning from entrepreneur to corporate chief.

Leadership

Restaurant leader of the year: Danny Meyer

He’s built an empire putting employees first. Now that Danny Meyer has taken Shake Shack public, will shareholders be OK with staying in the backseat?

When Steve Easterbrook assumed the top post at McDonald’s Corp. on March 1, he brought to the job considerable experience in turnarounds and international market dynamics—two areas where his predecessor, Don Thompson, was spotty at best, critics say.

Meet the family dynasties leading restaurants into a new generation.

Why Crawford? Some say the NRA has a message problem when it comes to its stance on hot-button topics; they've got a good story to tell but are being beat by unions and lawmakers. Will its newest chairman make a difference? He might, based on his past at Ground Round Grill & Bar, based in Freeport, Maine.

No one has ever quit, claims this casual chain—and that includes Not Your Average Joe's tenacious founder Steve Silverstein.

Why LYFE Kitchen President and CEO Chance Carlisle? He’s juggling franchisor, franchisee and fatherhood.

Franchisees are known to worry when their franchisor has multiple and potentially competitive brands in its fold. How do they know the secrets and strengths of their chain won’t be shared with a sister operation, undercutting the distinction of where they’ve plunked considerable money?

Owner Doug Sohn is hanging up his apron (actually, it’s a t-shirt) this October after 14 years behind the counter.

Founder of PCF Management, a Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee, Karim Webb's passion is contagious. Now Chipotle and other concepts are entering the neighborhood.