Schlotzsky’s Names Mark Mears as CMO

Classic Sandwich Chain Starts 2014 with New Leadership Direction Austin, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original® round-toasted sandwich, today announces the appointment of Mark A. Mears to Chief Marketing Officer for the growing fast casual restaurant chain. In his…
Papa John’s Names Bob Kraut Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Louisville, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the hiring of Bob Kraut as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Kraut, a transformative marketing leader who joins Papa John’s after most recently serving as Senior Vice…

Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that JJ Buettgen has resigned from his position as chief marketing officer at the company, effective immediately, to become president and CEO of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. “We understand and respect…

Brad Haley has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer for CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains, CEO, Andrew F. Puzder announced today. Haley joined CKE as executive vice president of marketing for Hardee’s in…

Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc. (OTCBB: SPKL) today announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer and the addition of a Chief Marketing Officer who begins as a consultant. Clint Woodruff, a certified public accountant, has joined the company as…

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announced today that marketing veteran Dwayne Chambers will join the Company’s senior leadership team as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).  Mr. Chambers (45) will officially assume his responsibilities on September 27,…

Denny’s Corporation today announced the Compensation and Incentives Committee of Denny’s Board of Directors approved the following incentive awards to Frances Allen, its newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer: (i) 200,000 performance-based restricted stock units, granted on August 3, 2010, and…

In a few weeks, David Ovens will mark his third year as Taco Bell’s CMO. Ovens, who arrived from the quick-service Mex chain’s parent company (he was formerly chief marketer for Yum! Restaurants International’s Australian and New Zealand operations), also…

Denny’s announced today that Frances Allen has been appointed to the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, effective July 21, 2010. As a marketing and food industry veteran, Ms. Allen brings nearly 25 years of restaurant and…

Sonic Corp., the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that Danielle Vona has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Vona comes to Sonic from her position as a Vice President of Marketing at PepsiCo. In her 11-year…