Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Subway’s head of North America marketing resigns

Karlin Linhardt had been with the sandwich giant six months.


Jack in the Box President Frances Allen resigns

Marcus Tom is named COO as the company overhauls management following the Qdoba sale.

The nine honorees include some well-known restaurant leaders.

Kevin Mohan was appointed interim president as the company cancelled its mini IPO.

Restaurateurs who view the business as a battlefield might’ve uttered an “amen” at the end of the presentation from retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, who wound up this year’s conference with an analysis of leadership during wartime.

Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick shared many insights on leadership, growth, making mistakes, leaving a legacy, and more at the Restaurant Leadership Conference on Wednesday.

If there’s one thing to be learned from interviewing top restaurateurs, it’s that leadership isn’t built on fortune cookie-style doctrines.

He'll be succeeded by Blaine Hurst, but will remain involved with the chain while simultaneously serving in a strategic role for owner JAB Holdings.

Papa John's, Chipotle, Panera, Buffalo Wild Wings among companies whose top executives left in 2017.

He's given credit for expanding product offerings and focusing on remodels.

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