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Leadership

Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry

Leadership

Chipotle turns over burger concept to Richard Blais

The celebrity chef and TV star will assume operational responsibility, freeing Steve Ells to concentrate on his first brainchild, Chipotle.

Leadership

Remembering the year’s lost restaurant luminaries

Here are some of the industry standouts who died during the past year, and the legacies they left.

The COO was given a promotion as the chain continues its expansion.

A Papa John’s and Long John Silver’s veteran takes over the job, with the goal of global expansion.

He had been Cinnabon’s brand president.

Attention, Wall Street Occupiers: The sort of corporate conscience you’re demanding isn't alien to the restaurant business, as the trade’s leaders will be reminded at the 2012 Restaurant Leadership Conference.

Taking a less-than-traditional approach to restaurants, Brendan Sodikoff has launched a growing empire in Chicago in just over four years.

Fred DeLuca never reduced the formula for building the world’s largest restaurant chain into a neat sound bite of a philosophy, but he was quick to cite two pillars to his thinking, be it about ...

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