This is the latest installment in a series that highlights major executive changes at top fast casual, QSR and casual dining chains over the past week.
Pret A Manger has a new CEO following Clive Schlee's retirement, a transition that could have wide-reaching impacts on the growing fast casual brand.
Check out more company leadership changes below:
Pret A Manger: CEO Clive Schlee is retiring after more than 15 years as CEO at the company, and will join the board as a non-executive director, according to Fast Casual. COO Pano Christou will become CEO. Schlee helped grow the brand’s sales tenfold and oversaw expansion into nine markets. He also oversaw the company's purchase of Eat, a 94-unit chain that Pret will convert into Veggie Prets in 2020. Christou began his career at Pret as an assistant manager at a Pret location in London, becoming a managing director of Pret UK in 2014 and COO earlier this year.
National Restaurant Association: Yvonne Wolf has been hired as the association's executive vice president, human resources, according to a press release. She has over 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors, including positions at Denny's, Marriott, Triac Restaurant Group, Pepsi-Cola and most recently, GlaxoSmithKline.
Roy Rogers: Larry Broome has been hired as franchise business consultant, reporting to director of operations Al Jones, according to a press release emailed to Restaurant Dive. Broome will consult with franchisees and managers in operations, training, finance, policies and franchise development. He has previously worked in various manager positions at Boston Market, Potbelly, Pizzeria Vetri and Starbucks.