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Quiet Light Communications Announces New Team Members

Quiet Light Communications (QLC), a full-service, B2B, food and nutrition marketing communications firm is excited to announce the expansion of its creative, client services and digital teams in response to the company’s rapid growth.

Another Broken Egg Names lay Carson VP of Franchise Sales

Another Broken Egg of America, LLC, one of the nation’s fastest-growing breakfast and brunch restaurant concepts in the country, today announced the appointment of Clay Carson as the company’s new vice president of franchise sales and real estate development.

How Restaurants Can Root Out Sexual Harassment

Beginning with Hollywood and then moving into politics, media, and tech, allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment have prompted an uproar as the nation grapples with a deep-rooted but often avoided topic.

Paytronix Expands Sales Team with New Exec Hires

Paytronix Systems, Inc., an innovator in mobile loyalty and online ordering applications, mobile payment, and digital communication tools, today announced new additions to its sales organization. Eric Israel has been appointed head of global sales, Carl Gern has been named head of global partner sales, and Eddie Ayala is returning to the company as West Coast sales representative for Paytronix.

Why Tip-Pooling Could Be Making a Comeback

Under the direction of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, the Department of Labor proposed a rule change regarding tip-pooling. The proposed change would partially rescind the DOL’s 2011 regulations on tip-pooling which prohibited restaurants from allowing customer-facing employees (i.

National Restaurant Association Announces New Board Members

The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced the swearing in of officers to its Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, respectively. Jay Stieber, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, will serve as Chair of the NRA board, and Sam Facchini, co-founder/co-owner and operator of Metro Pizza, will serve as Chair of the NRAEF board.

Walk-On’s Bolsters Leadership with Internal Promotions

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar announced leadership promotions from within the team.Tony Caballero has been named vice president of operations and training for Walk-on’s Bistreaux & Bar. Caballero joined the Walk-On’s team in 2008 as an assistant general manager for the second Walk-On’s location.

Kristin Kroepfl Joins Kellogg as VP, Marketing and Sales Strategy

Kellogg’s recently announced that Kristin Kroepfl will join Kellogg as Vice President, Marketing and Sales Strategy for Specialty Channels effective January 22. In this role, Kristin will lead overall category and brand strategy for the Specialty Channels business.

California Pizza Kitchen Taps Former Ruby Tuesday Leader as CEO

California Pizza Kitchen named Jim Hyatt its new chief executive officer, effective immediately. Hyatt most recently held the same role at Ruby Tuesday, where he was part of the nearly 600-unit casual dining brand’s transition to a privately held company under NRD Capital.

Council of State Restaurant Associations Elects NCRLA’S Lynn Minges EVP

Lynn Minges, president and CEO of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, has been tapped to serve as Chair of the National Council of State Restaurant Associations.The Council of State Restaurant Associations fosters collaboration and coordination among its 50 state restaurant association members and works in partnership with the National Restaurant Association to support over 500,000 restaurant businesses across the United States.

Brinker Appoints Wade Allen New SVP and Chief Digital Officer

Brinker International, Inc. announced that Wade Allen has been named senior vice president and chief digital officer of the company, effective immediately. Allen will transition from David Doyle, former Brinker chief information officer, who will retire after more than 23 years with the company.