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NRD Capital Appoints Ray Blanchette as Ruby Tuesday’s New CEO

NRD Capital has appointed Ray Blanchette as chief executive officer of Ruby Tuesday, Inc., effective January 8. The private equity firm, which is owned and directed by largely franchisees, bought up the publicly-traded but troubled casual dining firm in a go-private transaction on December 21, 2017.

Richard Allison to Replace Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle

After eight years at the helm, Domino’s chief executive officer, president and board member, Patrick Doyle, announced on Tuesday that he will leave the firm on June 30. Domino’s international president, Richard Allison, will take over as the new CEO on July 1.

Subway's SVP Marketing Steps Away after 8 Months

Subway Ala Moana​Karlin Linhardt, Subway's senior vice president of marketing for North America, has tendered his resignation after just eight months on the job. His departure comes as the chain continues to face hard times, as it did before he came on board. The company has lost 25 percent of its customer traffic over the last five years and way too many franchisees are said to be losing money.

Potbelly Recruits New CEO, Anticipates Franchisee Changes

PotbellyPotbelly Corporation [NASDAQ: PBPB] announced last Friday that it has appointed Alan Johnson to be its president, chief executive officer and member of its board of directors.

Speedpro Imaging Hires Larry Oberly to Replace CEO Boris Katsnelson

Larry Oberly
Incoming CEO Larry Oberly (photo courtesy of company)

Speedpro Imaging, a chain of 124 franchised studios in 30 states that specialize in large format print, announced on October 19 that it has hired Larry Oberly as the firm’s new president and chief executive officer effective November 6.

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.