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Red Robin Names Denny Post as New CEO after Restaurant Sales Drop

Red Robin new CEO Denny Marie Post
Denny Post (photo from Red Robin website)

Greenwood Village, Colorado-based Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. (NASDAQ:RRGB) announced Monday that it has appointed Denny Marie Post as its new chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors, effective immediately.

McDonald's Chief Administrative Officer Retires

OAK BROOK, Ill.— McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) announced Tuesday that its chief administrative officer, Pete Bensen, will retire on September 2, 2016. He has been with the firm for 20 years.

Friendly’s Chief Doubles Up as Johnny Rockets' CEO

John MaguireLAKE FOREST, Calif.—Johnny Rockets announced Wednesday the appointment of John Maguire as its president and chief executive officer. He will add these double duties for leading the 350 Americana-themed restaurants on top of his current responsibilities as president and CEO of Friendly's (FIC Restaurants, Inc.).

Amidst Bad News, Noodles & Company CEO Steps Down

Noodles & Company growth in company-owned same-restaurant sales by year
Source: NDLS annual report

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Fast-casual chain Noodles & Company [NASDAQ:NDLS] announced Monday that its chief executive officer and chairman, Kevin Reddy, has stepped down. Noodles' board of directors has appointed Robert Hartnett to replace Reddy as chairman.

Quiznos Appoints Another CEO, Lintonsmith

Susan LiptonsmithDENVER—Quiznos [QCE Finance LLC] announced Thursday the appointment of Susan Lintonsmith as the franchisor's new chief executive officer. She is replacing Katie Scherping, CFO and interim president & CEO, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

Large Franchisee GPS Hospitality Names Lippert as New COO

ATLANTA – GPS Hospitality, a 231-unit franchisee of Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen from Georgia to Michigan, announced this morning the appointment of Michael Lippert as its chief operating officer.

Rick Alitzer Named President of McAlister’s Deli

ATLANTA—Focus Brands, an affiliate of Atlanta-based private equity firm Roark Capital Group, announced today that it has appointed Rick Alitzer as president of fast-casual franchisor McAlister's Deli.

Bojangles' Names Dunkin’s Kussell as Non-Exec Chairman

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Chicken chain Bojangles' Inc. [BOJA:NASDAQ], a system of 671 quick service restaurants of which 383 are franchised, announced yesterday that it has appointed William A. Kussell as non-executive chairman of its board of directors, effective June 8.

Quiznos CEO Doug Pendergast Steps Down, Replaced by CFO

Shuttered QuiznosDENVER—Quiznos announced on Thursday the resignation of its CEO and president, Doug Pendergast. After appointing him as chief executive just a year and a half ago, the company now says that Pendergast is stepping down to spend more time with his family in Atlanta.

Wendy's Investigates POS Cyber Breach; Changes CEO

DUBLIN, Ohio—Wendy's and its franchises have had a stroke of misfortune.