Top Employee Management News

Tiki Taco Appoints Eric Knott New CEO

Tiki Taco, Kansas City’s beloved home for chef-crafted tacos and good vibes, announced the appointment of Eric Knott as its new Chief Executive Officer. This exciting development marks a significant milestone for Tiki Taco as it continues to expand its footprint and enhance its culinary offerings. Knott brings a wealth of experience and a proven […]

FAT Brands Names Jordan Chirico EVP and Head of Debt Capital Markets

FAT Brands Inc. announced the hiring of Jordan Chirico as Executive Vice President and Head of Debt Capital Markets. Chirico joins FAT Brands with nearly 20 years of Wall Street experience and will be focused on the Company’s balance sheet including its $1.2 billion Whole Business Securitization portfolio, additional acquisition financings, preferred stock, and other […]

Rreal Tacos Founder Adrian Villarreal Returns to Brand as Culinary Director

Rreal Tacos owners Damian Otero and Miguel Hernandez announce Adrian Villarreal’s return to the home of authentic Mexican street food he founded in Atlanta almost a decade ago. Villarreal is back as culinary director, a role he most recently held for Rye Restaurants since selling Rreal Tacos to Otero and Hernandez in 2021. Now, the trio […]

Taco Cabana Appoints John Ramsay Director of Franchise Sales and Development

Taco Cabana announced the addition of John Ramsay to its team as Director of Franchise Sales and Development. In this role, Ramsay will be an integral part of the brand’s growth efforts through its franchising strategy. With a wealth of experience in restaurant development, he brings a deep understanding of franchising within the quick-service restaurant […]

I Heart Mac & Cheese Hires Two Executives

Steve Giordanella, CEO & Chairman of I Heart Mac & Cheese, announced that Angelo Freites has been hired as Vice President of Franchise Operations and that Rafael Romero has been hired as Director of Marketing. Freites has 40 years of experience in the franchise industry, formally a Franchisee of Wendy’s and Checkers, and Romero comes […]

White Castle Certified by Great Place To Work for Fourth Straight Year

White Castle, a family-owned business since 1921, is proud to be Certified by Great Place To Work for the fourth year in a row. The prestigious award is based entirely on what the company’s team members say about their experience working at White Castle. White Castle’s nearly 10,000 team members work across almost 340 restaurants, multiple retail/consumer […]

DIG Names Jessica Serrano CMO and Jasmine Chiaramonte CFO

DIG, a fast-casual restaurant serving seasonal, scratch-cooked comfort food, has appointed Jessica Serrano as chief marketing officer and Jasmine Chiaramonte as chief financial officer. These key promotions underscore DIG’s commitment to building a business around good food and great people while continuing its mission of elevating home cooking. Jessica Serrano, who joined DIG in 2022 […]

HTeaO Appoints Four Key Leadership Members

 HTeaO, the leading iced tea franchise in the United States, announces the appointment of four key team members as part of its strategic push for national expansion and brand recognition. These new roles reflect HTeaO’s commitment to bolstering its home office team with experts in their fields, as it continues its trajectory of growth and […]

Biscuitville Honors Longtime Employees

 Biscuitville recognized 185 long-time employees and thanked them for their continued service during the company’s annual Founder’s Day Club induction, held June 11 as a part of Biscuitville’s summer employee picnic. “In an industry where employee retention can be a challenge, we are blessed to have so many team members who have made Biscuitville their […]

Noodles & Company Names Scott Davis Chief Concept Officer

Noodles & Company announced the appointment of Scott Davis as Chief Concept Officer, effective June 19, 2024. “Scott brings an unmatched track record of concept development and innovation success in the fast-casual segment, and I am delighted he is joining our leadership team to help us capture the full potential of our unique brand,” said Drew Madsen, Chief Executive […]

Miguel’s Restaurants Promotes Janice Brady to CFO

Miguel’s Restaurants, the 50-year guest favorite brand with restaurants across the Inland Empire and Orange County, elevated Janice Brady to Chief Financial Officer. Brady joined Miguel’s Restaurants in 2012 as Controller and was promoted to Vice President of Accounting and Finance in 2020. She has served as an integral part of the leadership team, overseeing […]