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Cinnabon Opens Milestone 100th Bakery through Pilot Flying J Partnership

Maker of World Famous Cinnamon Rolls Gains Popularity in Travel Centers Cinnabon, Inc. this month celebrated the 100th opening with Pilot Flying J, a partnership that has fueled the fast growth of the bakery leader in travel centers and plazas across the country. The 100th bakery opened Aug. 1, at […]

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Carvel Partners With Nutella for Limited Time Summer Ice Cream Treats

Just in time for summer ice cream breaks, Carvel has launched a new line of treats with Ferrero’s Nutella hazelnut spread. Nutella, a tasty, unique spread made from the combination of roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa will be incorporated into four ice cream desserts served all […]

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Schlotzsky’s Rolls Out Expansion Plans for Oklahoma

Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original round toasted sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch buns, recently announced company plans to expand throughout Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa. With a solid 14 existing locations in the state, Schlotzsky’s has already cultivated a loyal fan base and generated strong traction. The company is aiming […]

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Auntie Anne’s Releases First Store Redesign in Company History

Iconic Soft Pretzel Franchise Gives Original Mall Location a Makeover as a Test Prototype Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, the 1,540-unit franchise made famous by its freshly baked, hand-rolled snacks, is announcing the release of a new store prototype that will incorporate the look and feel of a home kitchen with warmer […]

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Athens gets Lotz Better with a New Schlotzsky’s

Celebrate Schlotzsky’s Grand Opening May 22 with an Opportunity to Win Free Schlotzsky’s for a Year Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original round-toasted sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch buns, today announced the opening of its newest Lotz Better location at 215 S. Palestine Street in Athens, Texas. Schlotzsky’s will kick off its […]

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Schlotzsky’s Makes Tax Day Lotz Better

In the spirit of making life “Lotz Better,” Schlotzsky’s wants to ease tax day stress. On April 15, the home of The Original round toasted sandwich will offer a free small The Original sandwich to infuse some of their classic bun fun into one of the most chaotic days of […]

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Carvel Unveils New Shoppe Design and Brand Image as Ice Cream Franchise Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Iconic Ice Cream Brand Plans to Add 20 Newly Designed Full and Express Shoppes as Part of Growth Strategy Carvel … America’s Freshest Ice Cream is celebrating its 80th anniversary with the debut of a contemporary and inviting new shoppe design and brand image, a move to enhance guest experience […]

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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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Schlotzsky’s Names Mark Mears as CMO

Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original round-toasted sandwich, today announces the appointment of Mark A. Mears to Chief Marketing Officer for the growing fast casual restaurant chain. In his new role, Mears will oversee the direction of the marketing division including the strategic management of Schlotzsky’s marketing and creative services departments, […]

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Carvel Names Seasoned Executive as Vice President of Brand Marketing

Carvel… America’s Freshest Ice Cream, has named former Atlanta Bread Company VP of Marketing, Chris Campagna, as its new Vice President of Brand Marketing. In his new role at Carvel, Campagna will work closely with Carvel President Scott Colwell, franchisees and key associates to continue evolving and building the Carvel […]

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Schlotzsky’s Names Brian Farris to VP of Catering and Off-Premise Sales

Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original round-toasted sandwich, announces the addition of industry veteran Brian Farris as the new Vice President of Catering and Off-Premise Sales. Farris brings 25 years of financial and operational experience in the restaurant industry, working with well-known brands such as Quiznos and Boston Market. In his […]

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Schlotzsky’s Inks Franchise Agreement for 55 New Restaurants Throughout Seven Former Soviet Countries

Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original round toasted sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch buns, recently signed a franchise agreement for 55 restaurants throughout seven of the former Soviet countries, including Russia, Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine. The master franchise agreement was awarded to Moscow-based entrepreneur Mehmet Akpinar, who plans to […]

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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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Schlotzsky’s Shatters Company Record With Agreement for 170 New Restaurants

In a historic deal with far-reaching impact in the fast-casual segment, Schlotzsky’s, the home of The Originalround-toasted sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch buns, announced today it has signed the brand’s largest franchise agreement in more than 40 years. Anchored by its new Lotz Bettermodel and consistent positive sales, the partnership calls […]

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