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Sage Restaurant Group Strengthens Leadership with New Hires

Sage Restaurant Group—the Denver-based independent restaurant group dedicated to providing innovative, playful, and locally-tailored food and beverage experiences—announced a major new hire and several internal promotions as the company expands its corporate leadership team and continues to grow nationally.

Southern Proper Hospitality Names Alex Curley EVP of Operations

Southern Proper Hospitality CEO Tory Bartlett announced an addition to the Atlanta restaurant group’s leadership team. New executive vice president of operations Alex Curley is now overseeing all restaurant operations for the company, which includes nine concepts and 21 restaurant locations.

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.