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Peter Romeo

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Johnny Rockets promotes Walker, deepens expansion bench

The retro brand is the second company this week to anoint a president-level executive to foster more licensing business as well as traditional brick-and-mortar expansion.

NRA extends Sweeney’s contract by 5 years

The former AARP executive will continue to lead the industry’s leading association at last until 2020.

Chipotle’s conscious uncoupling with its pork supplier is a lesson for the industry.

Taco Bell risks skewing a product test, an app demonstrates the power of charging by the ingredient, the homeless find work at Galatoire’s, and McDonald’s puts its name on a retail product—for $18,000 a pop.

The new creamer will spare consumers with dairy or soy allergies from having to drink their coffee black.

KFC also finished 2014 with a surge, topping year-ago unit sales by 6 percent.

After leading the bakery chain for four years, Cole is stepping up to group president of the concept’s parent company, Focus Brands. Her duties as Cinnabon president have been assumed by former COO Joe Guith.

The coffee-and-doughtnuts chain is installing blenders for several new generations of frozen and blended drinks.

The burger giant raised unit volumes to $1.6 and sold 237 stores, with 500 more on the block.

The distribution giant said it would sell 11 centers to Performance to allay FTC concerns.

The retro burger concept’s IPO snagged $105 million—and the intense notice of other fast casuals considering an offering.

This week’s most memorable developments weren’t exactly high points in the industry’s efforts to improve its image and demonstrate a social commitment.

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