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Yum China Announces New Replacement for CEO

Yum China Holdings, Inc. announced Thursday that COO Joey Wat will replace Micky Pant as chief executive officer on March 1, 2018. Pant will move to be vice chairman of the firm’s board of directors as well as a senior advisor.

Troy Bader to Take Over as CEO of Dairy Queen as Gainor Retires

Minneapolis-based International Queen, Inc. (IDQ), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., announced today that its current president and CEO, John Gainor, will retire on December 31, 2017. Troy Bader, chief operating officer, will take over on January 1, 2018 as Dairy Queen’s president and CEO.

Freddy’s Appoints Randy Simon as CEO

Randy SimonWichita, Kansas-based burger chain, Freddy's LLC, doing business as Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, has appointed Randy Simon as its CEO and president.

Turnaround Leader John Haywood Becomes CEO of Garden Fresh Restaurants

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., parent company of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurant chains, announced this afternoon the appointment of its newest chief executive officer, industry veteran John W. Hayward.

DineEquity to Close Up to 160 Locations, New CEO Steps in Next Month

​DineEquity says that it will close up to 160 locations, but also plans to open dozens of new restaurants. Stephen Joyce, CEO of Choice Hotels, will be stepping in as DineEquity's new CEO on September 12, replacing longtime CEO Julia Stewart, who resigned effective March 1. In the meantime Richard Dahl, chairman of the board, is interim CEO.

Dunkin’ Appoints Roland Smith to Board of Directors


Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN), the parent company that oversees 12,200 Dunkin’ Donuts and 7,800 Baskin-Robbins franchises, announced on July 19 that it has appointed Roland C. Smith, 62, to be a member of its board of directors.

Rob Price is IN, Dzana Homan OUT as School of Rock CEO

School of Rock has named Rob Price CEO. 

Noodles & Co Shakes Up Leadership Team, Tackles Declining Sales

After reporting a net loss of $71.7 million in March and the closure of 55 underperforming company-owned stores the first two quarters this year, Colorado-based Noodles & Company is continuing to shake up its leadership team.

Potbelly CEO to Leave

Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) announced Tuesday that its chairman and chief executive officer Aylwin Lewis will leave the company on August 8, 2017. The Chicago-based company has 40 franchises and over 400 sandwich shops.

Blaze Pizza Adds CEO to President’s Duties

Fast-casual franchisor Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced Thursday that Jim Mizes has been promoted to be its new president and CEO. He has served as the company's president and chief operating officer since 2013.