Shannon Johnson, the former vice president of culinary and menu strategy for Applebee’s, has been named director of culinary innovation at McDonald's USA. Johnson joins the quick-service chain's culinary team, led by executive chef Dan Coudreaut, after stepping down from his role as vice president of culinary and menu strategy at Applebee’s in March. RELATED: Applebee's, IHOP executives step down McDonald's confirmed that Johnson had joined the company but did not respond to ...

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