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    1. 'Why would I ever go to work for Bill Ackman?': Panera's ex-CEO shuts down rumors that he's taking over Chipotle as the struggling burrito chain searches for a savior (CMG)

      'Why would I ever go to work for Bill Ackman?': Panera's ex-CEO shuts down rumors that he's taking over Chipotle as the struggling burrito chain searches for a savior (CMG)
      • Rumors have been flying about Panera's former CEO Ron Shaich as Chipotle searches for a new top executive.
      • But Shaich tells Business Insider he has no interest in the gig, which would force him to step away from his role as Panera's chairman to lead a struggling public company.
      • Shaich is a vocal critic of what he sees as Wall Street's obsession with short-term growth, which he says contributed to the decision to take Panera private in 2017...
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    2. Breaking News: Chipotle's Founder Plans to Step Down as the Struggling Chain Begins the Hunt for a New CEO

      Breaking News:  Chipotle's Founder Plans to Step Down as the Struggling Chain Begins the Hunt for a New CEO

      Chipotle announced on Wednesday morning that its chief executive officer and founder plans to step down as it begins its hunt for a new CEO.

      Steve Ells, the fast-casual burrito chain's chairman, founder and CEO will step down from his position "following the completion of a search to identify a new CEO" the company said in a statement. Ells will remain involved as executive chairman...

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    3. Darden Shares hit all-time high After CEO says Millennials are Not Actually Killing Chains like Olive Garden

      Darden Shares hit all-time high After CEO says Millennials are Not Actually Killing Chains like Olive Garden

      Darden Restaurant's shares are soaring, after the CEO of the company — which owns chains including Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse — said that the casual dining industry's destruction at the hands of millennials has been over-hyped.

      "Millennials still want to come to restaurants," Gene Lee, Darden Restaurant's CEO, said in a call with investors on Tuesday. "I know you all don't think millennials go to casual dining restaurants, but 30% of all our guests are millennials...

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    4. Whole Foods CEO Calls Activist Investors 'Greedy Bastards' as Shareholders Accuse Chain of 'Hemorrhaging' Customers

      Whole Foods CEO Calls Activist Investors 'Greedy Bastards' as Shareholders Accuse Chain of 'Hemorrhaging' Customers

      Whole Foods' founder and CEO had harsh words for an activist investor hedge fund that criticized the grocery chain as it struggles to improve its business.

      CEO John Mackey called activist investor Jana Partners "greedy bastards" in an series of interviews with Texas Monthly. He also referred to them as "Ringwraiths," which are villainous characters from the "Lord of the Rings" series...

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    5. Buffalo Wild Wings' CEO is Leaving the Struggling Chain After Activist Investor Triumphs in Months-Long Battle for the Board

      Buffalo Wild Wings' CEO is Leaving the Struggling Chain After Activist Investor Triumphs in Months-Long Battle for the Board

      Buffalo Wild Wings' CEO is leaving the company, following an activist investor's triumph in a months-long battle for the wings chain's board.

      On Friday, Buffalo Wild Wings announced that Sally Smith would step down as CEO at the end of 2017, after more than 20 years at the company...

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    6. Starbucks' New CEO Says Social Engagement is Part of the Company's 'Strategy' — Even When it Gets Controversial

      Starbucks' New CEO Says Social Engagement is Part of the Company's 'Strategy' — Even When it Gets Controversial

      Howard Schultz may no longer be in charge, but Starbucks won't be stepping back from its progressive stances anytime soon.

      "Will I continue on the social impact agenda as it relates to the core values of the company? Absolutely," Kevin Johnson, who became Starbucks' CEO on April 3, told Business Insider. "It is what allows us to attract the partners [Starbucks' term for employees] who have an affinity to those values and who are here to serve customers...

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    7. People are Boycotting a $60 Billion Retailer After The Chairman Said White Men are 'an Endangered Species' on Corporate Boards

      People are Boycotting a $60 Billion Retailer After The Chairman Said White Men are 'an Endangered Species' on Corporate Boards

      People are threatening to boycott Tesco after the grocery chain's chairman said white men are becoming an "endangered species" on British corporate boards.

      "If you are a white male — tough," Tesco chairman John Allan said at a conference this week, the Financial Times reported. "You are an endangered species and you are going to have to work twice as hard."

      The Financial Times noted that Allan is one of eight white men who sit on Tesco's 11-person, all white board...

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