Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Kona Grill announces new chief operating officer

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


4 questions for Mike Kulp

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.

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