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Papa John’s appoints Amit Pancholi as new UK director of business development

Justin Gilbert was promoted to the chain’s UK senior operations director.

Papa John’s appoints Amit Pancholi as new UK director of business development

Justin Gilbert was promoted to the chain’s UK senior operations director.

Chilango appoints Nigel Sherwood as non-executive board director

He has held senior roles in Shake Shack, Nando’s and Pizza Hut UK. 

Thunderbird Fried Chicken appoints Nick Moule as operations head

He held senior roles in both M&B and more recently Stonegate, where he headed up the Common Room and Sports Bar & Grill.

200 Degrees Coffee appoints Will Kenney as new commercial director

He is tasked with managing and driving all commercial aspects of the business.

Popeyes appoints Tom Crowley as UK chief executive

He brings more than 20 years’ experience leading UK pub, casual dining and QSR brands.

Wagamama chief Emma Woods to step down

Thomas Heier will assume the CEO position by 1 June.

KFC U.S. marketing chief Andrea Zahumensky steps down

She is credited with elevating the brand with leading marketing activations.

Wasabi names Kate Lucas as first managing director for grocery division

The move comes as its products in Sainsbury’s stores see a 96% surge in value sales to £14.7 million year-on-year.

Costa Coffee seeks sustainability lead

This follows the departure of Oliver Rosevear from his environment head role.

Honest Burgers names Frank Hayes as its first CEO

The chain looks to execute our highly ambitious plans over the coming years with an expanded leadership team.

YO! names Xenia Walters as group chief financial officer

The company named a new chairman earlier this month.

YO! names John Walden as new chairman

Eric Nicoli will step down to pursue other interests.

Brian Caulfield, Andy McCue join Camile Thai Kitchen board

Further hires are planned for the first quarter of 2021.

KFC names John Mays as director of equity and inclusion

He will lead the development and implementation of the chain’s equity and inclusion vision and strategy.

Crussh names Simon Foster as new CEO

The announcement also revealed plans to develop the chain as an FMCG brand.