Sonic Corp. announced that Claudia San Pedro, president of the company since January, will lead the drive-in brand when longtime chairman and CEO Cliff Hudson retires with the expected closing of its sale to Inspire Brands this month.
FoodFirst Global Restaurants, the parent company of Brio Tuscan Grille and Bravo Cucina Italiana, has added Dave Pickens to its team as president and chief operations officer.
Chanticleer Holdings Inc., a multiunit operator whose portfolio includes Hooters and Little Big Burger, has named Fred Glick its new president.
Kona Grill Inc. named concept co-creator Marcus Jundt and industry veteran Steven Schussler (pictured) as co-CEOs.
Casual-dining and entertainment concept Punch Bowl Social has hired Sheamus Feeley as corporate chef.
Louis Psallidas, CEO of Uno Restaurant LLC for 11 years, has stepped down from the role. He said Jim Illaria has been introduced as Uno’s new CEO.
El Pollo Loco has named Hector A. Muñoz as its new chief marketing officer.
Upward Projects, the multiconcept group behind Postino WineCafé, has named Alex Taylor to the new position of chief operations officer.