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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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National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell Initiative More than Doubles in Size

Celebrating its two-year anniversary this week, the National Restaurant Association’s groundbreaking Kids LiveWell initiative has grown to more than 41,000 restaurant locations nationwide, the Association announced today. The voluntary program, which provides parents with a growing selection of healthful children’s menu choices in every state, now counts more than 140 […]

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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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CBS’s Hit Series “Undercover Boss” Takes Moe’s President Paul Damico Through Journey Inside Franchise Operations

Foodservice industry veteran and President of Moe’s Southwest Grill, Paul Damico, will have his personal and professional journey spotlighted this week on the hit CBS series “Undercover Boss.” The show airs Friday, January 18 (8pm/7c) on the CBS Television Network. “It’s not every day you’re given the opportunity to take […]

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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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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 11/27/12

Growing Concepts Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Wichita, KS-based HOG WILD PIT BBQ has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$10.  Seating is for […]

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Chipotle Voted America’s Favorite Fast-Casual Mexican Chain

In the battle of the burritos, Chipotle takes the prize, according to a national study from Market Force, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions. Chipotle was voted America’s favorite fast-casual Mexican chain in a restaurant industry survey of more than 7,600 consumers. Baja Fresh and Moe’s Southwest Grill were […]

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The Stack is Back at Moe’s Southwest Grill – For Good!

Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants are bringing the Stack back as a permanent menu category. The Stack is two crunchy corn tortillas wrapped inside a grilled flour tortilla, stuffed with seasoned beans, shredded cheese, fresh pico de gallo and Moe’s Famous Queso and can be ordered as the “Wrong Doug” with […]

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Celebrates Cheese With Free Queso Day September 20

Free Queso Day is back by popular demand at Moe’s Southwest Grill Restaurants on Thursday, September 20. The restaurant franchise featuring fresh, southwest fare is hosting the ultimate celebration of cheese by offering a free six ounce cup of its Famous Queso all day at participating locations, no purchase necessary. […]

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Restaurant Industry Conference to Educate Attendees on Social Media Best Practices

Social media strategists from several major restaurants chains — including McDonald’s, Red Mango, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Firehouse Subs — will share their secrets with attendees at the 2nd annual Foodservice Social Media Universe (#FSMU) conference on Sept. 16-18 at Swissotel in downtown Chicago. In all, the FSMU agenda features […]

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 5/29/12

Growing Concepts  Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Albuquerque, NM-based ANNAPURNA CHAI HOUSE has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth).  This is a family/casual Indian concept, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $6-$12.  Beer […]

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Puts Its Own Spin on Cinco de Mayo

Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-casual restaurant franchise best known for its fresh, create-to-order burritos and signature “Welcome to Moe’s” greeting, is celebrating Cinco de Mayo, or as the folks at Moe’s would say, Cinco de Moe’s, in true Moe’s style: fun, laid-back and family-friendly. While each location is hosting its […]

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Moe’s Southwest Grill Inks 25-Store Deal for Washington Metro Area

Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful southwest fare and distinct brand culture, has signed a deal that will bring an additional 25 restaurants to the Washington D.C. Metro area over the next six years. Leading the growth will be three existing Moe’s franchise partners […]

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Moe’s Southwest Grill to Open 50 Restaurants in Russia

Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful southwest fare and distinct brand culture, has signed a substantial international deal that will bring its restaurants into Russia for the first time. Glaventer Investments, LTD will open 50 Moe’s locations in Russia over the next ten years, […]

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