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.
Texas Roadhouse's CEO Kent Taylor will step in as president following Scott Colosi's retirement, and both Wendy's and Checkers & Rally's have new CMOs, adding to an ongoing trend to bring in top marketing talent across major brands.
Check out these and other recent executive changes below:
Texas Roadhouse: President Scott Colosi retired on Thursday, according to a company release. Colosi joined the company in 2002 as CFO and was promoted to president in 2011. CEO Kent Taylor, who founded the company in 1993, will assume the role of president.
Wendy's: Carl Loredo has been promoted to the U.S. CMO and will be responsible for marketing in North America, according to PR Week. He previously served as EVP and chief concept and marketing officer, a role he assumed in May. He has worked at the company since 2016. He previously worked at Bud Light, Dannon Yogurt, Lay’s and other retail and food brands.
Checkers & Rally's: Dwayne Chambers has been appointed as CMO following the retirement of current CMO Terry Snyder, who will retire and move to a non-management board position effective at the end of July, according to a company release. Chambers' most recent position was as CMO at P.F. Chang’s. He also has worked at Sonic, Red Robin, Krispy Kreme, Fuddruckers and Noodles & Company.