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Leadership

Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry

Leadership

Souplantation, Sweet Tomatoes get new CEO

The twin chains’ new owners have tapped a turnaround vet to reinvigorate the buffet brands.

Leadership

The most successful restaurant exec you've never heard of

The spotlight has missed Boyd Hoback, CEO and president of Good Times Restaurants.

Mandy Shaw, former finance executive with Outback owner Bloomin’ Brands, is named CFO.

Or at least not too much. The industry needs a sometimes-annoying contrarian to keep it fresh and innovative. Let it remain the anti-fast-food brand.

The fast casual looks to jump-start its growth with updated leadership.

After steering McDonald’s through a key period in its domestic development, Ed Rensi is building a next-generation burger chain that’s widely hailed as a concept to watch. He’ll draw on both aspects of his career for a candid look at how the strategies for chain success have changed, a rare appearance slated for the 2012 Restaurant Leadership Conference.

Barbara Lynch, chef and owner of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, credits a strong team for her success, but a bit of South Boston moxie doesn’t hurt.

Prudhomme’s 58-year career in the food industry, cut short last week by his death at age 75, changed the American palate and indelibly stamped menus. Here’s, in timeline form, is how it happened.

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

Sometimes good news can be just as arresting as the bad. Here are a few standout instances, brought to you as a special Thanksgiving edition.

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