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Volkswagen Dealers Struggle to Deal with Emissions Cheating Scandal

Volkswagen has admitted to deliberate cheating in U.S. government emissions testing by using manipulative software on their diesel cars, putting the automotive giant in the middle of a huge scandal that affects over 10 million cars.

Four Ways to Succeed in Today's Changing Restaurant Business

Steve DeSutter, CEO of FOCUS Brands, the parent company of Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Cinnabon, Carvel, McAlister's Deli, Moe's Southwest Grill and Schlotzsky's, drew on his many years in the foodservice industry to identify four trends for the benefit of his audience at last week's International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Presidents Conference in Phoenix.

Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Talks Tablets

The Street speaks with Buffalo Wild Wings' CEO Sally J. Smith. Buffalo Wild Wings franchises have had two quarters of positive same-store sales growth.

Yum! Brands CEO on Effective Business Leaders

An effective business leader is alert to discovering the talents and abilities in the people in his organization and those interviewed in the hiring process, seeking to put them to best use for the firm.

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.

Expedia's CEO Khosrowsahi on OTA

"There is no gatekeeper anymore," says Dara Khosrowshahi, president and chief executive officer of Expedia to the Cornell School of Hotel Management. That is a surprising statement since many in the past have considered Expedia a gatekeeper for hotel bookings.

Inside Dunkin's C-Suite

From the Bloomberg video of looking at the C-Suite

Dunkin' CEO Nigel Travis. photo from Bloomberg's video

Bloomberg's Jeffrey Hayzlett visits the C-Suite at Dunkin' Brands Inc. to discover how the 63-year-old franchisor is reinventing itself and shaping its donut brand.

Popeyes Officers Provide Insights on Running a Successful Franchise Chain

ATLANTA—Corporate officers of AFC Enterprises, holding company of the 2,153 restaurant chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, spoke this morning to a gathering of stock market analysts in an earnings call conference.

Changing of Chair, CEO at Jack in the Box

SAN DIEGO—Jack in the Box Inc. announced last Wednesday that Linda A. Lang will step down as the company's chairman of the board and chief executive officer on January 1, 2014.