Steve Layt succeeds Brad Blum as CEO of Brio, Bravo
Blum also resigned his post as chairman, but remains a co-owner of the polished-casual chains.
Olive Garden, Applebee’s cut through TV ad clutter
The two casual-dining giants accounted for eight of last week’s 10 most effective ads for full-service brands. On the QSR side, chicken and pizza spots dominated.