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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


4 exec changes that shook the restaurant business

The past year reaffirmed that tough times bring many changes in restaurant leadership. Here are four of the most dramatic shifts.


Subway announces new chief business development officer

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.

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.

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