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Tech

OpenTable CEO Is Out as Kayak Team Takes Lead

2 months ago

The complete consolidation of Kayak and OpenTable's teams means OpenTable — Booking Holdings' only restaurant business — won't have a dedicated leader. It's disappointing to lose one of the few female CEOs in the restaurant tech space, especially the one who's arguably the most visible.

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Square’s CFO Is Leaving the Upstart Payments Company

2 months ago

Square is the go-to provider for ambitious, young restaurants and cafes. They're certainly looking for more stability from a provider than a part-time CEO, and that's what they have now that Friar has left.

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Jack in the Box Franchisees Want a New CEO

2 months ago

We're really not sure what Jack in the Box sells these days, and that should worry franchisees.

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TGI Fridays Turns to Ruby Tuesday for New CEO

2 months ago

The jokes write themselves as executives shuffle between chains that are nearly indistinguishable from one another. But we'll state the obvious anyway: Fridays are better than Tuesdays.

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Starbucks Has More Top Executives Than Any of Its Rivals

3 months ago

It is challenging to innovate at top-heavy organizations, and you don't get much more top heavy than Starbucks, it seems.

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Papa John Tells Papa John’s Employees Only He Can Save Papa John’s

4 months ago

This man's ego is going to destroy the company he built.

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Papa John’s Comeback Plan Depends on Getting Rid of John

4 months ago

Papa John's was already having sales troubles earlier this year, before the fallout with the company's founder. Now, however, the situation is exponentially worse: the company is expecting an unspecified number of store closures and potentially double-digit sales declines by the end of the year.

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Papa John’s Adds a Poison Pill to Its Corporate Menu

5 months ago

Some founders cannot see beyond their own egos for what's best for the company they helped build. And for a founder who has insisted for years that he be the public face of the company — no matter how badly the marketing performed — the size of that ego could be an insurmountable challenge.

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DoorDash Poaches New CFO From Uber

5 months ago

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu scooped up Uber's global head of finance in part because of his experience helping prepare Uber for its incoming IPO. Watch out, Grubhub.

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Papa John’s Begins Removing Papa John From its Marketing

5 months ago

John Schnatter blamed kneeling NFL players on its declining performance last year, but his televangelist demeanor had been a turnoff for ages. When your food tastes bad and your mascot is a narcissist, it's hard to sell pizza.

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Dunkin’ Brands Gets a Brand New CEO

5 months ago

One of the new CEO's top priorities will be managing franchisee concerns around — what else — labor and staffing issues.

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Shake Shack Shake-Up as 3 Top Executives Depart

5 months ago

The recent departures offer an opportunity for Shake Shack to rethink its approach in various departments.