A&W Restaurants Inc. expanded the role of Paul Martino, chief operating officer, to include the president title.
Chanticleer Holdings Inc., a multi-unit operator with a portfolio that includes Hooters and Little Big Burger, named Patrick Harkleroad as its new chief financial officer. The company also named Troy Shadoin as chief accounting officer.
ARC Group Inc., parent to Dick’s Wings & Grill and other brands, expanded the duties of Seenu Katsuri, chairman and chief financial officer, to include the CEO role.
Subway named Roger Mader as acting chief marketing officer.
Torchy’s Tacos named Scott Hudler chief marketing officer and Elizabeth Baxter chief people officer.
JAB Holding Co., the parent of Panera Bread and Pret A Manger, named Fabien Simon as a new partner and chief financial officer.
Panera Bread Co. hired Karen Kelley to be chief restaurant operations officer and Anita Vanderveer to be chief people officer.
MOD Pizza tapped former Chipotle executive Mark Shambura to be its new chief marketing officer.
CraftWorks Holdings named Jason Brumm to the role of vice president for culinary for its brewery and specialty restaurant division.
Caribou Coffee promoted its president John Butcher to the additional role of CEO.
Restaurant Brands International Inc. named Jose Cil as the new CEO, Daniel Schwartz as executive chairman of RBI and co-chairman of the company’s board and Josh Kobza as chief operating officer.
Focus Brands Inc. hired Geoff Henry as president and Shivram Vaideeswaran as chief marketing officer, both at Jamba Juice.
GameWorks Inc. named Jonathan Tang as chief financial officer, Darren Des Roches as chief operating officer and Michael Sadowski as chief marketing officer.
Bojangles’ Inc. named Jose Armario as CEO and Brian Unger as chief operating officer.
Shula’s Restaurant Group named four new executives: Bill Freeman as CEO; Shardul Kiri as chief brand and marketing officer; Demetrio Zavala as corporate culinary director; and Gordon Gilbert as director of operations.