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Leadership

Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry

Leadership

Rensi rants and remarks

He took the stage like a victorious general and made it clear from the get-go that this would be no ordinary presentation. “I don’t do speeches anymore,” former McDonald’s USA CEO Ed Rensi barked to a packed ballroom at the Restaurant Leadership Conference. “I rant.”

Leadership

Get to know Karim Webb

Founder of PCF Management, a Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee, Karim Webb's passion is contagious. Now Chipotle and other concepts are entering the neighborhood.

Systemwide meetings can serve many purposes—damage control, ideation, recognition, training—but do you need a meeting? Is your message being understood?

The family-dining concept has promoted one executive and added another.

J.R. Galardi has assumed the role after spending over 15 years learning the family business.

The CIA called him the Chef of the Century. His influence may have been to show that fashion and classic culinary techniques were not incompatible.

His Back Bay Restaurant Group was an early example of the MCOs that are now found throughout the nation.

The vegan fast casual hires industry vets to oversee real estate and culinary innovation as the brand looks to double its units.

Two for one? Kids eat free? Everybody does that. When Guy Campbell set out to turn around anemic sales on Mondays, he wanted to do something different. He wanted to own Mondays.

Franchisees are known to worry when their franchisor has multiple and potentially competitive brands in its fold. How do they know the secrets and strengths of their chain won’t be shared with a sister operation, undercutting the distinction of where they’ve plunked considerable money?

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