Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of two of the world’s most recognized and loved brands, Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has announced the appointment of Ken Chaisson to the newly-created position of Vice President of IT, Retail Technology Deployment & Support Services.
Petrus Brands, parent company of Shane’s Rib Shack, LLC and Planet Smoothie, LLC, has named Carl Jakaitis as its new chief financial officer. Carl Jakaitis assumed the role of CFO on June 15. He will be responsible for supervision of the Petrus Brands finance and administrative functions, strategic business planning, regulatory functions and working closely with franchisees.
To support its efforts to strengthen communications outreach, the National Restaurant Association has announced that James Balda has been promoted to chief marketing and communications officer.
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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., (NASDAQ: RRGB) announced that Stephen E. Carley will be appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective September 13, 2010 or such earlier date as may be agreed upon by the Company and Mr. Carley, implementing the planned succession of Dennis Mullen. Mr. Carley will also be appointed to the Board of Directors as of such date.
McKenna comes to Friendlys following eight years with The Talbots, Inc., a Massachusetts-based retailer of classic womens, childrens, and mens apparel, where she served as the senior vice president of marketing.
Sterrett will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the companys international operations, consisting of more than 700 restaurants in 28 countries.
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Mr. Kaufman is a Managing Member of The D Cubed Group, a private market investment firm with a long-term value creation strategy centered on supporting each company and its executives in driving continuous improvement in business quality.
In this position, he will lead workforce regulatory efforts on behalf of the restaurant and foodservice industry the nations second largest private-sector employer.