This month saw a host of restaurant executives announcing retirements or resigning from their positions, more than we’ve seen since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March.
In July alone, executives at Domino’s, Jack in the Box and Ruth’s Chris Hospitality Group announced that they were leaving their positions.
Most of those are retiring, but not Jack in the Box’s chief financial officer. Lance Tucker announced his resignation at the end of July with six weeks’ notice. The quick-service company hasn’t named a successor, nor has Tucker announced his next move.
Some restaurant chains promoted long-time employees to senior leadership roles in July.
Charlie Guzzetta was promoted to president at BurgerFi, Art D’Elia was named executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Domino’s, and Dunkin’ promoted Stephanie Meltzer-Paul to SVP of digital marketing and Santhosh Kumar to SVP of IT.
Potbelly, which also made C-suite changes in April, named a new CEO in July – the former chief operations officer of Wendy’s. The fast-casual chain was forced to consider closing 100 locations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic after a 2019 in which the brand closed more units than it opened.
See all of the restaurant executives who were on the move in July.
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