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Leadership

Inspire bolsters its C-suite with 2 appointments

Don Crocker moves up to chief development officer, and Chris Held joins the Buffalo Wild Wings parent as chief supply officer.

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The new site provides a detailed assessment of the company’s economic impact on each state.

Darla Morse will become the CIO of another Roark Capital-owned company, CKE Restaurants.

Former Sweetgreen President Karen Kelley was named chief restaurant officer and Sonic veteran Anita Vanderveer was appointed chief people officer.

A challenging year brought fundamental shifts in the market and a white-elephant sale of troubled concepts.

Here's a look back at the news eruptions that shaped the restaurant industry in 2018.

Inspire now operates brands that generate more than $12 billion in annual system sales.

These LTOs tempted customers in October.

Claudia San Pedro will lead the company after it is sold to Inspire Brands.