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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Joint employer alarm sounded at RLC

Dire warnings led off a session focused on government issues relevant to restaurant franchisees and franchisors.

Never mind AUVs, ROI or LTOs. We wanted to know what REM sleep is like for CEOs of the Future 50 chains—what percolates up from their subconscious when they drift off to sleep.

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?

Executives of some big-time brands have jumped ship to steer operations at the smaller guys. Here’s a look at why.

Newly appointed Trevor Haynes has spent the past three years as Subway’s vice president of operations.

Karlin Linhardt had been with the sandwich giant six months.

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.

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