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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Taco Bueno names Omar Janjua CEO

The former Krystal CEO will lead the 179-unit Tex-Mex chain.


Meet the real-life star of 'Lone Survivor'

If Marcus Luttrell had merely qualified to be a Navy SEAL, served in an Afghani hot zone or written two best-selling books, he'd have an inspiring story to tell. But the drama doesn't end there, as moviegoers are learning from the hit film based on his life, "Lone Survivor." It's the story attendees will hear from Luttrell himself at this year's Restaurant Leadership Conference.

Among the pieces of free advice offered on the first official day of the NRA Show were recommendations from a panel of fast-casual chain executives on fostering leadership. Here are some of the inexpensive ways they suggested to improve a chain’s consumer research, real estate prowess, financial performance and other functions.

At El Pollo Loco’s Southern California headquarters, the staff has adjusted to moving at what it calls “the speed of Sather,” says VP of Marketing Mark Hardison.

Michael Coury will spearhead the menu strategy for the brand’s 178 cafe units.

The CEO helped turn the pizza chain into a digital juggernaut.

The industry innovator and icon will be honored at the upcoming Restaurant Leadership Conference.

Inspire Brands continues to lay its infrastructure with the recruitment of former Qdoba President Tim Casey.

The Jesus of Pizza dishes on how his “tribe” strives for a different kind of workplace.

Donatos’ chairman is a master at getting things done with equal parts courage and compassion.

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