Tag: execs

Chains

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

1 month ago

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

Chains

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

1 month 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.

Chains

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

2 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.

People

DoorDash Poaches New CFO From Uber

2 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.

People

Papa John’s Begins Removing Papa John From its Marketing

2 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.

People

Dunkin’ Brands Gets a Brand New CEO

2 months ago

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

Chains

Shake Shack Shake-Up as 3 Top Executives Depart

3 months ago

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

Chains

McDonald’s Makes Its Executive Cuts Official

3 months ago

McDonald's should be careful not to sack too many execs outside of its headquarters. It needs people who understand what franchisees need. It doesn't want to be another Subway after all.

Operations

Dave & Buster’s Has Better Revenue and a New CEO, Too

3 months ago

When your offerings include skee-ball as well as food, it's best to keep things simple. A streamlined menu is the better way to go.

Chains

Departing Starbucks Chairman Leaves His Company in Excellent Shape

4 months ago

Schultz's impact has been incredible, and he's been rewarded well. We will note that very, very few business people (Michael Bloomberg among the rare exceptions) have made the transition to politics and produced a track record of success similar to their business endeavors.

Tech

OpenTable Reorganizes Its Marketing, Product and People Teams

4 months ago

If OpenTable's corporate leadership wants to position it as a force in the restaurant world, dropping key marketing, product, and communications executives is a step in the wrong direction.

Chains

Subway Is Finally Looking Outside the Family for Its Next CEO

4 months ago

Subway needs someone from the outside to both lead the business and help explain to its founding families why its food offerings are no longer competitive with other sandwich chains or independents.