This week's top story was NRN editors discuss the top stories of the year including IPOs, mergers and acquisitions and 2022 predictions. The team also discussed their 2022 predictions and trends, as well as the trends we may have gotten wrong for 2021.
In other news, Darden Restaurants CEO Gene Lee announces retirement. The Darden board unanimously elected current chief operating officer Ricardo Cardenas as the next CEO, as well as a member of the Board effective May 30, 2022.
Also this week, McDonald’s Corp. has agreed to sell its Dynamic Yield technology platform, aimed at personalization and decision engineering at kiosks and drive-thrus, to Mastercard Inc., the companies announced Tuesday.
The Chicago-based burger brand and the Purchase, N.Y.-based financial services company said the deal would close in the first quarter of 2022. Terms were not disclosed.
See what else was trending on Nation's Restaurant News this week.