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Leadership

Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry

Leadership

Upstart Fish City Grill hooks big-chain vet as new president

Dave Orenstein is joining the 19-unit venture after serving as CEO of Lone Star, among other casual players.

Leadership

Franchisee of the Month: Mark Snyder

Capping off a night out with his wife last winter, Mark Snyder ducked into a local bakery craving a little something sweet.

Challenge has been a constant in the lives of Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords. In a keynote address at RLC 2015, the astronaut and former Congresswoman will share how they find the resolve to lead extraordinary lives, even after tragedy struck in the form of a mad shooter’s bullet.

A look at the tycoon’s notable rows with industry players this year.

Newcomer, Charles “Chuck” Locke is now president of Taco Cabana and Fiesta Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Danny Meisenheimer has assumed the aditional role of Pollo Tropical president.

Jim Kuhn will join the team after serving as CEO of Chalak Mitra Group.

it’s a homespun idea older than Mike Kulp himself that enabled his KBP Foods to morph into an enterprise rivaling many brand owners in size and financial might.

Kathie Niven, the chain’s chief brand officer, has been promoted.

Blame it on refranchising, a phenomenon that favors investors at a serious cost to operators and guests.

Indra Nooyi came aboard PepsiCo in 1994 to steer the foodservice division, visiting front- and back-of-the house operations across America.

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