Leadership

Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry

Leadership

Former Topgolf exec joins Velvet Taco as CFO

William Davenport also served a 13-year stint with Brinker International. He joins the Dallas-based taco chain as it pushes for growth into new markets.

Leadership

Toppers Pizza and Craveworthy Brands add new executives

Executive Summary: A roundup of high-level job changes in the restaurant business includes changes for Fish City Grill.

The 60-unit chain’s former CFO will take the helm as it plots its growth outside the U.S. for the first time.

The former Kitchen United chief executive will become the first CEO in in the Pasadena, Calif.-based chain’s history.

Chairman Jim Craigie will be replaced by fellow member R. Michael Mohan, and Rohit Lal, CIO of trucking company Saia, is joining the board.

The recently hired president and CMO will lead a new chapter at the chain after Ray Blanchette stepped down in May.

Executive Summary: A roundup of high-level job changes in the restaurant business includes changes for Wendy’s and McDonald’s.

The group's founder, he's been the leader and driving spirit of the DEI-promoting organization for 27 years.

The former Olive Garden marketing chief will seek other opportunities, Cracker Barrel said. Her departure was announced two weeks after the transition to a new CEO began.

Chad Brauze is the new head of culinary and Michael Kotick is leading the marketing team. Both are alums of fast-casual rival Chipotle.

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