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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Will Bill Ackman's presence hurt Chipotle's CEO search?

Some CEOs are turned off by activist investors and their short-term focus, says RB's The Bottom Line.


Chipotle names Chris Brandt CMO

The former Bloomin’ Brands and Taco Bell executive will join Brian Niccol at the burrito chain.

Jeremy Biser moves to the EVP role from Dunkin' Brands.

Elie Khoury knows what his company brings to the negotiating table. CEO Khoury himself is a former chain executive with a history of growing brands.

Ever feel that running a restaurant is like climbing Mount Everest? Alison Levine says it is, and she would know. She’s an accomplished businesswoman as well as one of the few people who’s climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents. Then there are her treks across the North and South Poles.

Meet the family dynasties leading restaurants into a new generation.

Denny Post, CEO of the Red Robin full-service burger chain, assumed the post in August after discussing the brand’s mission with members of the company’s board.

Wayne Jones has joined the casual-dining Italian brand.

A hunt is on for a permanent replacement for CEO Jim Hyatt.

Food industry outsider becomes the non-profit advocacy group’s head.

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