Ignite Restaurant Group Names Interim COO

Houston — Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. has named Debra Eybers as its interim chief operating officer, effective November 29, 2016. In addition, Lou Anne Banks joined the company as vice president of marketing on October 17, 2016.

Bojangles’ To Expand in Pennsylvania

Charlotte, N.C. — Bojangles’, Inc. has signed a new multi-unit development agreement with Bo Forever, LLC of Yardley, Pa., which will open four new Bojangles’ restaurants over the next 4 years in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania to potentially include locations in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Quakertown, Pa.

Starbucks Names New CEO

Seattle — Kevin Johnson, president and chief operating officer of Starbucks Corporation and a 7-year member of the Starbucks board of directors, will assume the role and responsibilities of president and chief executive officer, effective April 3, 2017.

Culver CFO To Lead Company Following Passing of CEO

Prairie Du Sac, Wis. — Joseph Koss, who has been chief financial officer for Culver Franchising System Inc. (CFSI) since 2000, will become president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2017. Koss will succeed Phil Keiser, who passed away on October 15, 2016.

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