This week’s 5 head-spinning moments: High points


Potbelly and Z!Eat are whittling down unit footprints, while Carvel redesigned its "shoppes" for real estate flexibility. Take a look at these three prototypes.

Bakker will succeed Tim Ryan, who moves to the position of chancellor of the Culinary Institute of America.

Executive Summary: CEC Entertainment named Scott Drake CFO, Topgolf added Maryam Morse as chief people officer, Jersey Mike's promoted Jamie Kapalko to VP and general counsel, and more recent restaurant executive news.

Advice Guy: RB’s operations expert offers best practices around a potentially thorny issue in restaurant contracts.