People http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44092/more en Labor secretary pick Andy Puzder seen as ally for employers http://nrn.com/people/labor-secretary-pick-andy-puzder-seen-ally-employers <div class="field-deck"> Restaurant industry gets one of own in White House with selection of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. CEO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurant industry gets one of own in White House with selection of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. CEO</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/labor-secretary-pick-andy-puzder-seen-ally-employers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/labor-secretary-pick-andy-puzder-seen-ally-employers#comments Workforce People Quick Service Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:44:00 +0000 181771 at http://nrn.com <p>Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images</p> Panera names Blaine Hurst president http://nrn.com/people/panera-names-blaine-hurst-president <div class="field-deck"> Drew Madsen resigns for personal reasons </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Drew Madsen resigns for personal reasons</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/panera-names-blaine-hurst-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/panera-names-blaine-hurst-president#comments Fast Casual People News Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:24:00 +0000 181741 at http://nrn.com Trump taps Carl’s Jr. CEO Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary http://nrn.com/people/trump-taps-carl-s-jr-ceo-andy-puzder-labor-secretary <div class="field-deck"> Industry groups celebrate a restaurant executive voice in the cabinet </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry groups celebrate a restaurant executive voice in the cabinet</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/trump-taps-carl-s-jr-ceo-andy-puzder-labor-secretary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/trump-taps-carl-s-jr-ceo-andy-puzder-labor-secretary#comments Workforce People Quick Service Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:06:00 +0000 181711 at http://nrn.com <p>Andy Puzder leaves Trump Tower on Thursday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images</p> Reports: Andy Puzder expected to be labor secretary http://nrn.com/people/reports-andy-puzder-expected-be-labor-secretary <div class="field-deck"> Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s CEO has been an outspoken advocate for Donald Trump </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s CEO has been an outspoken advocate for Donald Trump</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/reports-andy-puzder-expected-be-labor-secretary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/reports-andy-puzder-expected-be-labor-secretary#comments People News Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:39:00 +0000 181641 at http://nrn.com <p>Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, shakes hands with vice president-elect Mike Pence after a meeting in November. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images</p> McAlister’s names Paul Macaluso president http://nrn.com/people/mcalister-s-names-paul-macaluso-president <div class="field-deck"> Macaluso succeeds Rick Altizer as head of deli chain </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Macaluso succeeds Rick Altizer as head of deli chain </div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/mcalister-s-names-paul-macaluso-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/mcalister-s-names-paul-macaluso-president#comments Fast Casual People News Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:12:00 +0000 181561 at http://nrn.com Smashburger CEO Michael Nolan departs company http://nrn.com/people/smashburger-ceo-michael-nolan-departs-company <div class="field-deck"> Chain co-founder Tom Ryan appointed CEO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chain co-founder Tom Ryan appointed CEO</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/smashburger-ceo-michael-nolan-departs-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/smashburger-ceo-michael-nolan-departs-company#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual People News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:11:00 +0000 181531 at http://nrn.com <p>Tom Ryan, co-founder of Smashburger, replaced Michael Nolan as chief executive officer. Photo: Smashburger</p> Dave & Buster's names Margo Manning COO http://nrn.com/people/dave-busters-names-margo-manning-coo <div class="field-deck"> Dolf Berle resigns as company reports 3Q same-store sales increase of 5.9% </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dolf Berle resigns as company reports 3Q same-store sales increase of 5.9%</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/dave-busters-names-margo-manning-coo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/dave-busters-names-margo-manning-coo#comments Casual Dining People News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:03:00 +0000 181541 at http://nrn.com Chipotle Mexican Grill to add board members soon http://nrn.com/people/chipotle-mexican-grill-add-board-members-soon <div class="field-deck"> Recovery from foodborne illness outbreak remains slower than expected </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recovery from foodborne illness outbreak remains slower than expected</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/chipotle-mexican-grill-add-board-members-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/chipotle-mexican-grill-add-board-members-soon#comments Fast Casual People Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:54:00 +0000 181481 at http://nrn.com Meet the past and present Norman Award Winners http://nrn.com/people/meet-past-and-present-norman-award-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Nation&#39;s Restaurant News created The Norman Award in 2009 to honor a restaurant executive who exhibits the leadership skills of the late Norman Brinker, the founder of Brinker International Inc., who mentored and inspired future industry leaders.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/meet-past-and-present-norman-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/meet-past-and-present-norman-award-winners#comments People Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:47:00 +0000 180591 at http://nrn.com Looking back at Golden Chain winners http://nrn.com/people/looking-back-golden-chain-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">NRN gives the Golden Chain Award to top restaurant executives each year. Meet some of the winners from 1982 to 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/looking-back-golden-chain-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/looking-back-golden-chain-winners#comments People News Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:45:00 +0000 181051 at http://nrn.com