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Dunkin’ CEO Nigel Travis Extends Contract, Aims to Up Franchisee Profits

Dunkin' Donuts New York City
A New York City Dunkin' Donuts. Photo/ps

CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. (Nasdaq:DNKN) announced Wednesday that it has extended the contract of chairman and CEO Nigel Travis through December 2018. His current contract was set to run out in December 2016.

North America Chairman Wilborg to Leave Burger King Worldwide

MIAMI— Steven M. Wiborg, Burger King's chairman of North America Operations, is leaving.

Hotel Owners Govern the Brand at Best Western

CEO David Kong speaks to hotel owners of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association conference in Atlanta
Best Western CEO David Kong speaks with hotel owners. photo/Best Western

PHOENIX — David Kong, CEO of Best Western International, corresponds with Blue MauMau to explain how its unit hotel owners, not the franchisor, direct the company on how to best protect and grow the brand. 

Rise of Interim CEOs

Franchise cartoon on what is a franchisor CEO?

A number of franchising firms have turned to interim CEOs for change and growth.

Quiznos CEO Steps Out, MacDonald In

DENVER — Quiznos officially announced today that Rick Schaden is stepping down as CEO to pursue new entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors.

How Turnover Helps Organizations

Matthew Shay, in a surprise move, resigned as President and CEO of the International Franchise Association on March 17, leaving online observers of BlueMauMau to ponder the future of the IFA and the organization's readiness to find a replacement.

Toyota Illustrates Problems with Groupthink Governance

Toyota has been slow in ordering recalls and inaccurate in assessing its problems. What has resulted is one of the greatest public relations nightmares in decades. The car maker and franchisor's problems sharply illustrate the failings of Japanese groupthink in corporate governance.