Black Money Business Jobs : There Are Now 6 Popular Restaurants That Have Black CEOS

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  1. shaka64

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    There Are Now 6 Popular Restaurants That Have Black CEOS

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    This year’s Black History Month is made more significant with a milestone achievement in the foodservice industry. There are now, not one or two, but 6 Black CEOs at the helm of these major restaurants: Darden Restaurants (which owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden), Bob Evans, McDonald's, Potbelly's, Jamba Juice and Jack-in-the-Box.

    While the appointment of these CEOs occurred over a period of time, the culminating point was reached this January 1, 2014, with the announcement of a new Black CEO at Jack-in-the-Box - a popular fastfood restaurant chain on the west coast.

    Here are their names:

    Clarence Otis, Jr., CEO of Darden Restaurants
    Steven A. Davis, CEO of Bob Evans
    Don Thompson, CEO of McDonald’s Corporation
    Aylwin B. Lewis, CEO of Potbelly’s
    James D. White, CEO of Jamba Juice
    Leonard A. Comma, CEO of Jack-in-the-Box.

    The six are being congratulated by the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), an organization that connects the multicultural food service community. Each year, they recognize leaders of Black/African-American, Asian Pacific- American and Hispanic/Latino heritage, and they honor these leaders through a series of “Tribute” ads, appearing in full color, full page ads published in Nation’s Restaurant News.

    Also featured in the ads are key Senior and other C-suite executives from member companies: AdvancePierre Foods, the Coca-Cola Company, Compass Group North America, Darden, Focus Brands, Inc., General Mills, Kellogg Company, PepsiCo, Starbucks Coffee Company, Sodexo, and Yum! Brands.
     
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    this is great...but i would rather to have blacks as owners of some of these major restaurants...
    this is where generational wealth comes into play....

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    I was thinking the same thing.
    No knock on them dudes; they are, I'm sure, making more scrilla than me.
    Ownership is ultimately the name of the game.
     
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    Agreed with you and Raptor...

    Even though we should celebrate whenever a Black person assumes the reigns of a national or international conglomerate, ownership of wide reaching ventures should be the goal. I think that may require a shift in paradigm moving from being the elected or hired head of an enterprise to being the one with ultimate controlling interest. Also not stopping there, but going forward and owning an enterprise that is committed to the economic success of our people.
     
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    A lot of these seem like public companies, so it's a safe bet to say that they probably also own a part of these companies as part of their remuneration/compensation/benefits packages.
     
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    In the case of those ceo's in the above, so say you?
     
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    These two links. Are messing up on the net....I put his name directly into ASK and get it. Trying to link directly does not link.

    http://www.ask.com/wiki/Clarence_Otis,_Jr.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Otis,_Jr.

     
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    That's just how it's usually done.

    In some rare cases, a CEO's only compensation might be only through options granted by the BOD and voting shareholders.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-dollar_salary

    It's just really unlikely, but possible, that these CEOs do not own any portion of the companies they work for.
     
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    Must be nice, lol.
     
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    He's a lawyer too.
     
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