Lane Cardwell

Director, Cardwell Hospitality Advisory

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Lane Cardwell is the president of Cardwell Hospitality Advisory. He advises both established and emerging restaurant brands on their growth, strategic positioning, and concept branding to help their leadership accelerate their path to success. He has been on the senior management team, or board, of 40 restaurant concepts during his career. This experience includes over 20 emerging concepts, working alongside over 90 restaurant presidents and CEOs, and 9 Nation’s Restaurant News Hot Concept award winners.

He is the past president of P.F. Chang’s, former president and CEO of Boston Market, and was president and CEO of Eatzi’s Market and Bakery, which was a joint venture between Phil Romano and Brinker International. During his tenure with Brinker Lane was Chief Administrative Officer and a member of its board of directors, with responsibilities for marketing, corporate development, new concept development, acquisitions, and other strategic initiatives.

Lane is an experienced board member, having served on 13 boards of directors (4 public, 9 private) and 9 advisory boards of both restaurant and restaurant technology companies. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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