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Wolfgang Puck’s Joe Essa named chairman of the National Restaurant Association
Geoff Hill of Roark Capital was tapped to head the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Each organization also announced its new slate of directors.
This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.