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13 executives on the move at restaurants across the country in October

From Zaxby’s to El Pollo Loco to KFC, these companies saw people change positions last month

This month, the big news in the C-suite was Bernard Acoca’s departure from El Pollo Loco. Acoca turned around the formerly struggling brand in his tenure at the company and left abruptly, his resignation effective immediately.

Not even a week later, Acoca was named CEO of another brand, this time a successful one looking to grow.

Pizza Hut U.S. named a new president this month to take the helm in 2022. He was formerly part of the KFC dream team. This appointment is meant to add on to the current refresh of the struggling pizza brand in Yum Brands’ portfolio.

Growing chain Iron Hill Brewery named a new CEO.

Elsewhere, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s named a new chief operating officer, Farmer Boys and KFC named new chief marketing officers, Zaxby’s added a new supply chain post, Mongolian Concepts appointed a new chief financial officer, The Culinary Edge named a new CEO, and a Papa John’s executive announced their departure from the company.

See which executives were on the move this month.

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