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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Cheryl Bachelder for president—er, CEO

The executive who worked magic at Popeyes would be the ideal chief for a brand just starting its searching for a leader: Taco Bell.


On the Border names new CEO

The chain has tapped former The Habit executive Matt Hood for the top post.

Adapting to shifts in the marketplace is tough enough for the operator of a single restaurant. Imagine the challenge it poses for Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of Pepsico Inc., a diversified consumer-goods company with operations in almost every nook and cranny of the planet.

Denny’s CEO John Miller kicked off this year’s Restaurant Leadership Conference with a call on the executives in attendance to suspend competitive considerations and end childhood hunger as an industry.

The New Orleans culinary scene reflects on the impact of one of its most celebrated chefs.

Peter D'Amelio has also served as president of Cooper's Hawk and CEO of Matchbox.

The troubled brand's founder will relinquish his post as soon as a successor is found.

The former Papa John’s CFO replaces the retiring Jerry Rebel.

The former ProFlowers executive will lead the pizza chain's marketing efforts.

This year hasn't been a safe one so far for chief executives in the restaurant industry. Here's a look at the many companies that have made changes in the corner office.

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