Yum China names interim CFO

Yum China Holdings Inc. has appointed Jacky Lo as its interim CFO, effective June 1.

2 techs combine forces to reduce labor costs

7shifts and Toast are combining forces to create an integration that helps chains lower labor costs by streamlining employee clock-ins and schedule enforcement, according to a news release. Toast's POS system works with 7shifts' scheduling and employee management application to...

Exec behind 'Best Sports Commercial' of all time is new Marco's CMO

Marco's Pizza has named veteran marketing executive Steve Seyferth as its new CMO, according to a news release. Seyferth has a background that includes leading communication initiative’s for Domino’s, General Mills, Kraft, Coors, Gatorade and Ford. He also held the...

Dunkin' Brands names interim CFO, begins search for next financial leader

Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins parent company, Dunkin' Brands, said that its Vice President of finance and treasurer, Kate Jaspon, will step into the interim CFO's role in April when CFO Paul Carbone leaves the company for a position in the...

NRA to Congress: 'Press go on health act but fix it later'

National Restaurant Association Policy and Government Affairs EVP Cicely Simpson today told Speaker of the House and U.S. Rep.

Marco's attracts 2 industry franchise veterans for aggressive growth plan

Marco's Pizza has hired a couple industry vets to help grow its footprint. John Ramsay is now vice president of franchise development services, and Travis Edmonson has joined the team as vice president of franchise sales and development, according to a news release.

Yum boosts leave time for corporate moms who give birth

A major player in the quick-service and pizza industries, Yum Brands, is expanding its parental leave and other flexible work policies as part of a new initiative to put employees first, according to a news release. The new leave policy...

Marco's promotes EVP to COO

Marco's has promoted former Executive Vice President of Operations Tony Libardi to the position of COO for the chain. The move brings marketing, employee engagement, corporate and franchise operations, and learning and development under his oversight, according to a news release.   Marco's said Libardi strongly adheres to a service profit model.

Marco's names COO

Marco's Pizza has promoted its EVP of operations and former Burger King executive, Tony Libardi to chief operations officer, a news release said. In the new role, both marketing and employee engagement will now be under Libardi's direction.

Webinar: How Which Wich engages frontline employees

Technology trends are continually launching that have the power to drastically affect your business model as well as how you communicate with and engage employees. Assessing which tools and technologies are worth the investment isn't always an easy task, which...

Two more national chains make big hiring push

Earlier this week, it was Domino's in New York City announcing that it would hire 200 new people. Now, Pizza Hut has joined the effort, but this time for a much, much larger number — 11,000 positions open across the Yum Brand's system.

US foodservice 2016 Q4 wage growth among best of all industries

PayScale Inc. said its latest numbers indicated that food service and restaurant wages grew by 3.6 percent over the past year, far outpacing the national average and making food service one of just three business sectors to experience what the company called "remarkable wage growth" in the final quarter of last year, according to a news  release.

Papa Murphy's names interim CEO

Papa Murphy’s Holdings has appointed its board chair, Jean Birch, to the position of interim chief executive officer, effective immediately. The leadership change follows the resignation of Ken Calwell as CEO and director in order to pursue other interests, according...

Restaurant incubator ready for new chef class

Smallman Galley, which bills itself as "the nation's first restaurant incubator," has announced that it is accepting applications through the end of the month for its second class of restaurateur-chefs. The Pittsburgh-based restaurant testing-ground and bar program opened this time...

New face in global food service leadership recruitment

Global foodservice executive search firm, Kincannon & Reed, has hired Lisa Johnson to handle recruitment and succession assignments for leadership in food service and a number of related business sectors. Johnson will work to find and recruit general managers, presidents...

Former Papa John's exec now Pizza Factory COO

Jim Thornton has been named the new COO of Pizza Factory and will lead the chain's corporate franchise team to grow the brand in new markets, support existing franchisees and find new ways to keep educating employees to help the...

Mod Pizza franchisee names operations VP in Florida

Mod Pizza Florida Franchisee BBX Capital has named restaurant veteran, Brick Kerge, as its vice president of operations in the Sunshine State. BBX Capital has created a special division to develop up to 50 MOD locations in central and southern...

Former Panera executive assumes Pieology COO role

Pieology Pizzeria announced that industry veteran and former Panera Bread executive, Clay Sanger, is joining the company as chief operating officer. The 30-year veteran of the restaurant industry will oversee both company and franchise operations, including franchise development, real estate,...

Changing of the guard at Papa Murphy's

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc appointed its current director, Jean M. Birch, to board chair as of the end of this month.

Pizza Hut hires former Wal-Mart tech officer for e-commerce post

Pizza Hut has created a chief customer officer position and appointed Helen Vaid as the first person to fill the role, according to a news release.

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