Paris Baguette named Mark Mele chief development officer.
Qdoba named Leviathan Winn chief financial officer.
Subway named Paul Fabre to its culinary team.
Starbucks appointed Mellody Hobson non-executive chair of the board of directors.
Focus Brands COO and President Kat Cole left the company at the end of the year.
Cracker Barrel Chief Financial Officer Jill Golder retired.
Judd Tirnauer was named CFO, EVP of California Pizza Kitchen.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit promoted Carissa De Santis to chief information officer.
Front Burner Restaurants rebranded itself as FB Society and named Jack Gibbons CEO.
Focus Brands appointed Melissa Smith chief people officer.
Jerry Morgan was named president of Texas Roadhouse.
Tim Mullany was named CFO, EVP of Jack in the Box Inc.
Darden Restaurants CEO Gene Lee was elected board chair, Rick Cardenas was promoted to president and COO, and Raj Vennam was promoted to CFO.
TooJay’s Deli announced a search for new CEO; former UNO CEO Jim Ilaria was named interim CEO.
Thomas Song, CFO of Applebee’s and IHOP parent Dine Brands Global, resigned.