Global Foodservice and Equipment Newsletter – August 1, 2018 Edition

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Dear Loyal Readers: As we begin the “Dog Days of August”, we hope your summer is raging on! We also know, that this time of the year, is your planning cycle for 2019 and beyond. My American Recruiters Colleagues and I are on top of the trends, (both segment sales and wages) that will be… read more

Former TGI Fridays President Named CEO of Eggs Up

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Grill Eggs Up Grill, a chain of franchised breakfast and lunch restaurants located throughout the South, has named a new chief executive officer—restaurant industry veteran Ricky Richardson—as the company embarks on an aggressive growth plan under new ownership. In March 2018 the company was acquired from Skip Corn and founder Chris Skodras by WJ Partners,… read more

CKE Restaurants Holdings Names New Execs

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CKE Restaurants Holdings, the parent company of fast-food chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, this week named Charles Jemley the company’s new CFO. Kerry Olson, meanwhile, was named chief legal officer and general counsel of the Franklin, Tenn.-based company. Both executives “bring valuable food industry experience that will help guide the growth and evolution of our… read more

Dunkin’ Brands Names David Hoffmann CEO

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Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has named David Hoffmann CEO effective immediately, the company said. He will also serve on the company’s board of directors and remain president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S, a role he has held since 2016, according to a news release from the Canton, Mass.-based company. Hoffmann… read more

Tender Greens Names Denyelle Bruno CEO

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Tender Greens has named president Denyelle Bruno, left, to the additional role of CEO, replacing co-founder Erik Oberholtzer, who was named executive chairman of the fast-casual brand. The 28-unit “slow food done fast” concept from Los Angeles said Bruno will serve in her new dual role effective immediately.  The company said it was “always the… read more

John Schnatter Resigns as Papa John’s Chairman

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John Schnatter, founder and chairman of the board of Papa John’s International, Inc., has resigned in the aftermath of reports that he made a racial slur during a meeting in May with the pizza chain’s media agency. Schnatter on Wednesday admitted to making the slur in an email to Forbes magazine. Forbes said the meeting… read more

CFO Brian Jenkins is Taking Over the Top Role

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It’s the end of an era for Dave & Buster’s. Since going public in 2014, chief executive officer Stephen M. King and chief financial officer Brian Jenkins have been the face of the company for investors. One part of that management team, which doubled the entertainment-dining brand’s store count in the past 12 years, is… read more

Global Foodservice and Equipment Newsletter – June 1, 2018 Edition

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Dear Loyal Followers: On Behalf of the American Recruiters Associates and me, we want to THANK all of those we had the pleasure of working with during the recently completed “Big Show”. We hope it exceeded your expectations and that you and your organizations received maximum benefit from attending. Preliminary summaries show that over 60,000… read more