Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s) announced Tuesday that Jeff Melnick will be the brand’s new Executive Vice President. Melnick’s decades of experience in the restaurant industry, coupled with his positive outlook for the casual dining space and inspiring leadership style will be essential in Boston’s development strategy for 2018 and beyond.
Texas Roadhouse announced a key executive change, and it’s coming from within. The 558-unit, Louisville-based chain promoted Tonya Robinson to chief financial officer, replacing company president Scott Colosi, who served in the interim role since 2015.
Marcus Samuelsson and Mark Weiss, board co-chairs of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), announced that Aaron Bludorn, Mark Kornblau, and Stanislas Vilgrain have been elected to the C-CAP’s Board of Directors.
Villa Restaurant Group, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced that the company has made significant promotions within its corporate team. As the company continues to expand its presence, evolve in the industry and focus on brand building, Villa has promoted the following individuals to better support its rapid growth within the quick and full-service restaurant industries.
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated announced the appointment of Scarlett May as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company, effective May 14, 2018. She will succeed Debby R.
When Babalu Tapas & Tacos hired industry veteran Abe Ruiz in December 2017 to take on the role of chief operating officer at the Spanish-meets-Southern-style tapas restaurant, they were confident he was the right person for the job.
Another Choice Hotels executive is joining the Dine Brands team. The parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP announced late Monday (May 7) the appointment of Thomas Song as chief financial officer, effective May 29.
Levy, the industry-leading company known for its restaurants and hospitality experiences at sports and entertainment venues, was selected by Forbes as one of the nation’s best workplaces on its 2018 America’s Best Employers list.
Upward Projects, the locally grown Phoenix-based hospitality group with a cult-like following announced the hiring of Kristina Cashman as its new Chief Financial Officer. Founded in 2009, Upward Projects' portfolio features eight unique Postino WineCafé locations in communities throughout Arizona, Colorado and Texas (and coming soon to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport); plus Windsor & Churn, a pub-style neighborhood hangout with an adjoining nostalgic ice cream parlor; Federal Pizza, a wood-fired pizzeria and craft beer spot; and two Joyride Taco House locations, a kicked-back hangout with a well-worn, mid-century beach vibe.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a lifestyle brand centered around food and wine, announced results of its successful people development program, “Driving Development.” Presented annually to restaurant General Managers and Executive Kitchen Managers, the program, now in its second year, recognizes current and future leaders who have successfully fostered employee growth, advancement or promotion.
You could label Twin Peaks “old school” and it would fit. What are the 83-unit chain’s DNA points, as chief executive officer Joe Hummel puts it?Hospitality.Ambiance.Employees and training.“I think hospitality is a big part of our business,” says Hummel, who joined the brand in 2011 and became an executive member in July 2017.
HotSchedules, the leading provider of workforce and back office solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industries, announced Wednesday that DiscoverLink, the leading provider of restaurant-specific online training content, has joined the company’s Global Partner Network.
Editor’s note: Top Ops is a monthly column that grapples with the prominent operational quandaries facing restaurateurs in the 21st century—employee retention, the rise of off-premise, etc.—and explores how top brands are employing innovative mobile and third-party solutions to tackle them.
In 2012, Ben & Jack’s on East 44th Street in New York City closed for what it thought would be two years. The building the restaurant inhabited was being converted to a hotel. But what was supposed to be a short closure ended up lasting five years.
PayScale, Inc., a leading provider of precise, on-demand compensation data and software, released The State of the Gender Pay Gap report Thursday, which reveals new insights about both pay and career opportunity disparity between men and women.