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FOCUS Brands Names Brian Krause Chief Development Officer, Tim Muir Appointed Company's First Chief Sales Officer

FOCUS Brands Names Brian Krause Chief Development Officer, Tim Muir Appointed Company’s First Chief Sales Officer

FOCUS Brands, parent company of iconic brands Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli, and Schlotzsky’s, today announced that Brian Krause has joined the executive leadership team as Chief Development Officer, and Tim Muir, has been appointed as the company’s first Chief Sales Officer. Krause, a franchise […]

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FOCUS Brands Inc. Launches Franchise Development Webinar Series

FOCUS Brands Inc. Launches Franchise Development Webinar Series

FOCUS Brands Inc., a leading developer of global multi-channel foodservice brands announced today a webinar series to help educate area developers and prospective franchisees on post-COVID-19 growth plans. Beginning on May 12 with McAlister’s Deli, attendees will gather key insights into growth opportunities and operational adjustments made to meet the restaurant industry’s new […]

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FOCUS Brands Appoints Beto Guajardo as President of FOCUS Brands International and Tory Bartlett to COO and Brand Lead of Schlotzsky's

FOCUS Brands Appoints Beto Guajardo as President of FOCUS Brands International and Tory Bartlett to COO and Brand Lead of Schlotzsky’s

FOCUS Brands, a parent company of Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli, Schlotzsky’s, and Seattle’s Best Coffee (in certain military bases and in certain international markets), announced that Beto Guajardo will lead its international business, effective at the end of the month. Beto succeeds Mike Kehoe, […]

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FOCUS Brands Appoints Jim Holthouser as Chief Executive Officer

FOCUS Brands Appoints Jim Holthouser as Chief Executive Officer

Hospitality Industry Veteran to Accelerate Growth and Enhance Customer Experience  FOCUS Brands, parent company of Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli, Schlotzsky’s, and Seattle’s Best Coffee (in certain military bases and in certain international markets), today announced that Jim Holthouser will join the Company as Chief […]

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Focus Brands Strengthens Leadership Team Adding Dan Gertsacov as Global Chief Marketing Officer

Focus Brands Strengthens Leadership Team Adding Dan Gertsacov as Global Chief Marketing Officer

Focus Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator, through its affiliates, of iconic brands including Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba Juice, McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Schlotzsky’s, announces that global industry leader Dan Gertsacov will join its executive team in the newly created role of Global Chief Marketing Officer. Through […]

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/13/16

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/13/16

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Dallas, TX-based FIREBIRD RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1918) has increased by 1 unit for the El Fenix concept, from 22 to 23 (5% concept […]

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FOCUS Brands Announces 2015 Franchisee of the Year Award Winners

FOCUS Brands Announces 2015 Franchisee of the Year Award Winners

FOCUS Brands Inc., which is the franchisor and operator of more than 5,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes through its affiliate brands, announces its 2015 Franchisees of the Year, which recognize the leading franchise owners across the company’s six brands: Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest […]

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How Kat Cole Became Successful

How Kat Cole Became Successful

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Kat Cole, Group President of Focus Brands, Discusses Higher Wages

Kat Cole, Group President of Focus Brands, Discusses Higher Wages

Kat Cole, Group President of Focus Brands, says “there is also a capitalist argument to be made for higher wages,” but notes “the answer is not $15/hour tomorrow.”

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Focus Brands' Group President Paul Damico Named Finalist for "Restaurateur of the Year" in Georgia Restaurant Association's 2015 Crystal of Excellence Award

Focus Brands’ Group President Paul Damico Named Finalist for “Restaurateur of the Year” in Georgia Restaurant Association’s 2015 Crystal of Excellence Award

FOCUS Brands, Inc., a leading developer of global, multi-channel food service brands, announced today that Paul Damico, Group President of Restaurants, is a finalist for the 2015 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence Awards. Damico was nominated for the “Restaurateur of the Year” award in the Large/Corporate category by a […]

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FOCUS Brands Names Steve DeSutter President and CEO

FOCUS Brands Inc. announced today that Steve DeSutter will join the company as President and Chief Executive Officer on March 17, 2014. With over 4,440 locations operating throughout the U.S. and 63 foreign countries, FOCUS Brands is the franchisor of Carvel, Cinnabon, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, McAlister’s […]

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FOCUS Brands Appoints Two New Executives to International Team

FOCUS Brands Inc., the fast-growing company responsible for overseas expansion of Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Carvel Ice Cream, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Schlotzsky’s and Seattle’s Best Coffee, has named Thomas Bartsch as Chief Marketing Officer of International and Mario Lopez-Belio as Senior Vice President of International Supply Chain. Each will report […]

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FOCUS Brands CEO: ‘Take risks where you know you can impact the outcome’

Sometimes college degrees are necessary in business. Sometimes they’re not. Russ Umphenour would make a good poster child for the latter group. He used what he learned by working in fast-food restaurants — supplemented by reading hundreds of business books to compensate for his lack of formal training — to […]

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Ben & Jerry’s Voted America’s Favorite Ice Cream Chain

Ben & Jerry’s is America’s favorite ice cream chain, according to a national study from Market Force Information, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions. In a quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry survey of more than 7,600 U.S. consumers, Ben & Jerry’s was voted the No. 1 ice cream chain, while […]

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