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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


3 questions for Stephen J. Sather

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.


Hard Rock gets new corporate executive chef

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

The former Ignite and Au Bon Pain CEO is “bullish” on the opportunity.

Paul Malazita was named interim CFO to replace Dexter Newman.

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

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