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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.

Pieology Hires Ex-CEO of Smashburger

California-based Pieology announced on Wednesday that it has hired the ex-CEO and president of Smashburger, Michael J. Nolan, to be its president. Nolan has already begun his new duties at Pieology earlier this month.

Young Fast Casual Chain Hires Scott Davis as President of Brand

CoreLife Eatery announced yesterday that the franchising firm has hired Scott Davis as president of the brand. He will oversee the two year-old fast-casual concept as it grapples with profitability, restaurant operations and development.

Buffalo Wild Wings Acts on Activist's Suggestions, but Activist Wants More

Buffalo Wild WingsAmidst board room tumult, Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) announced in the last days of March that Janice Fields and Sam B. Rovit have been slated to join its nine-panel board of directors, subject to confirmation at the upcoming company's annual meeting of shareholders, traditionally held in May.