2009 Year in Review: Executive changes

WHO’S IN

WILLIAM FREEMAN as president and CEO of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants

NIGEL TRAVIS as CEO of Dunkin’ Brands Inc.

BRAD BLUM as CEO of Romano’s Macaroni Grill

MONTY MORAN as co-CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.

ROBERT “BERT” VIVIAN as co-CEO of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc.

KEITH SIROIS as CEO of Big Boy Restaurants International LLC.

W. DOUGLAS BENN as CFO and executive vice president of The Cheesecake Factory Inc.

NICK SHEPHERD as president and CEO of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide

PAUL J.B. MURPHY III as CEO of Del Taco

DAVID HEAD as CEO of Captain D’s

DENNIS MONROE as CEO and general counsel for Parasole Restaurant Holdings

RICHARD STOCKINGER as CEO of Benihana Inc.

DESMOND HAGUE as president and CEO of Centerplate Inc.

DAVID GILBERT as COO of the National Restaurant Association and executive director of NRA Solutions

RICH SCHADEN as CEO of Quiznos

PAUL SEIDMAN as president and CEO of Rita Restaurant Corp., parent to the Don Pablo’s and Hops Grill & Brewery brands

NORMAN ABDALLAH as CEO and president of Restaurants Unlimited

RICHARD “DICK” RIVERA as president and CEO of Real Mex Restaurants Inc., parent to the Chevys, Acapulco and El Torito restaurant chains

SAM BORGESE as president and CEO of CB Holding Corp., parent to the Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse and Bugaboo Creek Steak House brands

DAVID GORONKIN as president and CEO of Bennigan’s Franchising Co.

JOSEPH JUDE THOMPSON as president and COO of Papa John’s International Inc.

LARRY DESTRO as president and CEO of Taco Del Mar

LANE CARDWELL JR. as president and CEO of Boston Market

IAN VAUGHN as COO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

JEFFREY WARNE as president and CEO of O’Charley’s Inc.

KELLI VALADE as COO of Brinker International Inc.’s Chili’s Grill & Bar and On the Border Mexican Grill & Bar

MICHAEL SHUMSKY as CEO of Cici Enterprises LP, parent of Cici’s Pizza

RICK BRAA as CFO of Taco Del Mar Franchising Corp.

MARC SIMON as COO of Rubio’s Restaurants Inc.

CHRISTOPHER AMES as COO of Benihana Inc.

ELIZABETH SMITH as COO of OSI Restaurant Partners

WHO’S OUT

GREGORY BURNS retired as chief executive of O’Charley’s Inc.

RICHARD SNEAD retired as president and CEO of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide

NICK SHEPHERD as chair and CEO of Sagittarius Brands

STEVE STODDARD as CEO of Restaurants Unlimited Inc.

JOEL SCHWARTZ retired as CEO of Benihana Inc.

JANET STEINMAYER as president and CEO of Centerplate Inc.

DAVE DENO as CEO of Quiznos

KEVIN HANSEN as president and COO of Taco Del Mar

RICK ARRAS as president and CEO of Boston Market

EMANUEL HILARIO as CFO of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants

CLARICE TURNER, president and COO of Papa Murphy’s International

PAUL AVERY retired as COO of OSI Restaurant Partners LLC, parent to the Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar brands

CRAIG MOORE retired as CEO of Cici Enterprises LP.

OMAR JANJUA as executive vice president and COO of Steak N Shake