March was the month of CEOs leaving their posts. Big announcements came from the leaders of Starbucks, Wingstop, Fazoli's, and Domino's, all of whom made their departures known in early March.
Domino's and Wingstop both announced replacements, while Starbucks and Fazoli's have begun searching for long-term solutions.
Torchy's Tacos founder Mike Rypka was officially named the CEO this month. He had previously been serving the position on an interim basis.
El Pollo Loco also officially replaced its outgoing CEO, Bernard Acoca, who left the company in October.
Red Lobster was busy beefing up its C-suite with the addition of a chief information officer and chief financial officer. Growing chain Shell Shack announced the appointment of a new CEO, while CKE Restaurants, parent to Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, named a new chief financial officer.
Both Walk-On's and Wing Zone named a slew of executives to their leadership teams to help with franchise development, operations, and more.