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Leadership

Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry

Leadership

Q&A with Nando’s Robbie Brozin

MonkeyDish grabbed Robbie Brozin after his keynote presentation at the Restaurant Leadership Conference to learn more about the transformation of Nando’s Peri Peri, a grilled chicken concept, into one of the world’s largest fast-casual chains. Here’s what the South African had to say about the brand he founded and now serves as CEO.

Leadership

Pinkberry's need for speed

Laura Jakobsen, senior vice president, marketing and design at Pinkberry, gives advice to women striving to become innovative leaders.

We went back to seven of the past Future 50 chain leaders to glean insights on how they've prospered through ups and downs in the economy, consumers' changing preferences and other challenges over the past 10 years.

The twin chains’ new owners have tapped a turnaround vet to reinvigorate the buffet brands.

The spotlight has missed Boyd Hoback, CEO and president of Good Times Restaurants.

Mandy Shaw, former finance executive with Outback owner Bloomin’ Brands, is named CFO.

Or at least not too much. The industry needs a sometimes-annoying contrarian to keep it fresh and innovative. Let it remain the anti-fast-food brand.

The fast casual looks to jump-start its growth with updated leadership.

After steering McDonald’s through a key period in its domestic development, Ed Rensi is building a next-generation burger chain that’s widely hailed as a concept to watch. He’ll draw on both aspects of his career for a candid look at how the strategies for chain success have changed, a rare appearance slated for the 2012 Restaurant Leadership Conference.

Barbara Lynch, chef and owner of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, credits a strong team for her success, but a bit of South Boston moxie doesn’t hurt.

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