Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Martha Stewart to headline Restaurant Leadership Conference in April

The lifestyle icon has long had a keen eye on food and design trends and will share her outlook during a fireside chat.


Papa Johns' international chief is leaving the company

Amanda Clark, who has helped boost the pizza chain’s development in the U.S. and globally, is leaving to take a CEO role “at another company in the franchise industry.”

Executive Summary: Restaurant brands large and small added new corporate employees this week.

Restaurant Rewind: Here's how bad things can get when a visiting VIP employee doesn't have a firm grasp on what they've gotten into.

Jeff Lobdell, president of Michigan-based Restaurant Partners Management, believes that greater industry unity is key for restaurants to overcome the various issues they face.

Executive Summary: Former P.F. Chang's CEO Damola Adamolekun has a new gig; John Kolaski has joined Patina Restaurant Group; and more on the latest executive moves.

The burger chain said that Kirk Tanner will lead the company into its “next phase of growth and expansion.” He replaces Todd Penegor.

She appears to have been in the role since October, but now publicly takes the lead on U.S. operations. Former CEO Bryan Shin shifts to international growth.

Park will replace Clay Johnson, who will remain with the owner of KFC and Taco Bell as a senior advisor.

Beth Scott replaces co-founder Scott Svenson in the role. He is shifting to an executive chair position.

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