Tag: execs

People

Papa John’s Begins Removing Papa John From its Marketing

11 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

11 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

12 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.

People

The 20 Most-Compensated U.S. Restaurant Executives of 2017

1 year ago

If you're an executive at McDonald's right now there's a chance that "I'm loving it" is the phrase that is resonating.

Chains

Subway CEO Leaves After Over Four Decades With the Brand

1 year ago

Despite its size, Subway is playing catch up to nearly every other fast food brand. What was once healthy is now nearly as passé as a cottage cheese salad. A leadership (and board) running on autopilot could be to blame.

Chains

Chipotle Needs to Find a New Top Marketer

1 year ago

Even though the chain is under new leadership, the task of improving Chipotle's brand image is a tough one for any executive, no matter how seasoned.

Chains

Chipotle’s New CEO Is Taco Bell’s Old CEO

1 year ago

If anyone can right Chipotle, it's the executive who helped make Taco Bell cool again.