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12 restaurant executives on the move in November

See who left positions this month and who got promoted in the restaurant world

This was a slow month for executive changes in the restaurant industry. In fact, the biggest stories of the month were all retirements or other departures, not promotions or new hires.

GJ Hart, former CEO of California Pizza Kitchen and, more recently, CEO of Torchy’s Taco’s, announced his retirement this month. Additionally, Dave & Buster’s chief financial officer Scott Bowman announced his resignation from the company but did not say what his next move would be.

There were still promotions and new roles throughout the industry, however. Dave’s Hot Chicken named a new president, Cracker Barrel announced a new CFO, Tropical Smoothie Café named a new chief marketing officer, Pokeworks added three new members to the C-suite, Krystal, Subway and Xperience Restaurant Group bolstered their executive teams and finally, Fat Brands named a new chief real estate officer.

Check out who received these promotions.

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