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Executives on the move: 22 CEOs, CMOs, COOs and other C-suite positions that changed in the restaurant industry in February

Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Denny’s and more chains name new executives while others move on from their positions during the shortest month of the year

January was a busy month for executives across foodservice brands, and February showed no signs of slowing down either.

There were some major players moving between companies or leaving their posts altogether. Some companies shuffled several top executives within the span of a few days.

Frances Allen left her post as CEO of Boston Market abruptly at the beginning of the month and was announced as the new CEO of Checkers and Rally’s a week later.

Bloomin’ Brands, parent to Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill and Carrabba’s Italian Grill, announced a flurry of executive changes starting with the biggest, executive chairman Elizabeth Smith’s departure from the brand.

Showing a sign of the digital times, the newly formed ghost kitchen company C3 named its first ever chief operating officer in former Smashburger executive Bradford Reynolds.

Restaurant companies such as Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Denny’s, Whataburger, Newk’s Eatery and more named new executives in February. Find out who they are.

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