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Meet the New Jamba: How This Iconic Brand is Growing Up With Its Guests

Meet the New Jamba: How This Iconic Brand is Growing Up With Its Guests

Heading into its 30th year, Jamba forges the way with balanced menu innovations, new app, refreshed store design and elevated guest experience Jamba Juice started out in San Luis Obispo, CA in 1990 as a little juice shop with a big idea: that eating better should be easy. For nearly […]

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Carvel…America's Freshest Ice Cream Meets Europe's Favorite Cookie

Carvel…America’s Freshest Ice Cream Meets Europe’s Favorite Cookie

Carvel Cookie Butter sweeps the nation with its newest flavor in soft ice cream Carvel…America’s Freshest Ice Cream joins forces with Lotus Biscoff, Europe’s favorite cookie with coffee, to debut a new flavor innovation inspired by Cookie Butter – one of the latest food trends delighting dessert lovers across the […]

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Carvel Supports Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief with Fundraiser and Buy-One-Get-One Free Day in Florida on November 17th

Carvel Supports Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief with Fundraiser and Buy-One-Get-One Free Day in Florida on November 17th

Carvel… America’s Freshest Ice Cream will host a special Buy-One-Get-One Free Cone Day at all Florida locations on Thursday, November 17th, 2016. On this day, the soft-serve ice cream pioneer will also be collecting donations for The American Red Cross that will be used in the continued aid of those […]

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Carvel Celebrates the Holiday Season with Take-Home Novelties

Carvel Celebrates the Holiday Season with Take-Home Novelties

Carvel brings back seasonal favorites in a lil’ way for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Winter Carvel… America’s Freshest Ice Cream, isn’t offering tricks for Halloween, just treats, with the return of its delicious Lil’ Screamers Novelty Treats. The fall holiday lineup also includes Lil’ Gobblers and Lil’ Snowmen. Available October 14 […]

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Carvel Targets New Jersey for Expansion

Carvel Targets New Jersey for Expansion

Carvel to host prospective franchisees in Saddle Brook, NJ on October 4th Carvel… America’s Freshest Ice Cream, has announced a significant expansion initiative across New Jersey, with plans to open up to 20 additional locations in the coming years. The iconic ice cream brand, which currently operates 51 franchised New […]

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Carvel Kicks Off Ice Cream Season With Annual Free Cone Day on April 21

Carvel Kicks Off Ice Cream Season With Annual Free Cone Day on April 21

Carvel… America’s Freshest Ice Cream, is kicking off ice cream season by celebrating their annual Free Cone Day next Thursday, April 21, from 3-8 p.m. EDT. Carvel guests will be treated to a free junior cone filled with their choice of freshly made vanilla, chocolate or the limited-time, OREO cookie […]

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Moe's Southwest Grill Celebrates Record Year for Franchise Sales in 2015

Moe’s Southwest Grill Celebrates Record Year for Franchise Sales in 2015

Leading Southwest Brand Signed Significant Deals with Experienced Multi-Unit Franchisees Moe’s Southwest Grill, a leader in the fast-casual Mexican restaurant space, experienced a strong year of results in 2015, with $641 million in system-wide sales. The company’s success was fueled in part by new deals signed with multi-unit franchise owners […]

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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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Moe's Southwest Grill Inks 66-Unit Franchise Deal in Texas and Arizona

Moe’s Southwest Grill Inks 66-Unit Franchise Deal in Texas and Arizona

Leading Southwest Brand Set to Expand in the Southwest Region of the U.S. Moe’s Southwest Grill, a leader in the fast-casual Mexican restaurant space, recently signed franchise agreements for a 66-unit deal set to bolster Moe’s presence in Houston and San Antonio, Texas and Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. The first […]

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Moe's Southwest Grill Names Dominic Losacco Vice President of Global Marketing

Moe’s Southwest Grill Names Dominic Losacco Vice President of Global Marketing

Moe’s Southwest Grill announced today that Dominic Losacco has been named Vice President of Global Marketing for the fast-casual restaurant chain best known for creating mouthwatering burritos-to-order with fresh, flavorful ingredients handcrafted for each guest’s unique tastes. “Dominic is an accomplished and innovative marketer who has a keen understanding of […]

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FOCUS Brands' Paul Macaluso Appointed Southeast Franchise Forum Marketing Committee Chairman

FOCUS Brands’ Paul Macaluso Appointed Southeast Franchise Forum Marketing Committee Chairman

The Southeast Franchise Forum (SEFF) announces the appointment of Paul Macaluso as chairman of its Marketing Committee, effective immediately. “We are looking forward to Paul chairing the Marketing Committee,” said Jim Squire, CFE, chairman of the SEFF. “With more than 20 years of restaurant and franchise experience and a proven […]

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Moe's Southwest Grill Names Bruce Schroder as President

Moe’s Southwest Grill Names Bruce Schroder as President

FOCUS Brands announced that Bruce Schroder has been named President of Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-casual restaurant chain best known for creating delicious burritos to order with fresh, flavorful ingredients. Since taking on the new role of Group President, with responsibility for FOCUS Brands Restaurant Brands, Paul Damico has been […]

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