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Subway restaurants has hired industry veteran Donagh Herlihy as its new global chief digital and information officer, the company said Monday.

The Milford, Conn.-based quick-service sandwich brand said Herlihy is responsible for overseeing the company's worldwide technology teams for both franchisees and guests.

In other news, Bloomin’ Brands Inc., the parent to Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and others that did not furlough workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, has emerged into the vaccine era with few complaints about the labor market, which have grown into a Greek chorus in the industry.

To check out what else happened this past week, click through the gallery to see what was trending on Nation's Restaurant News. 

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