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Focus Brands Strengthens Organizational Leadership with Promotions, New Hires

Focus Brands Strengthens Organizational Leadership with Promotions, New Hires

Focus Brands, parent company of iconic brands including Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba, McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Schlotzsky’s, announced today several leadership promotions and hires as the company and its brands continue to invest in building best-in-class support functions and industry-leading brands. “As we continue to move our company […]

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Mix It Up Gift Card Program Serves More Than 26,000 Meals to Frontline Workers

Mix It Up Gift Card Program Serves More Than 26,000 Meals to Frontline Workers

Fans can now join in to help serve those who serve the community As frontline healthcare workers around the country work tirelessly through the pandemic, the seven iconic food brands that power the newly launched Mix It Up gift card, Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba, McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill […]

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Focus Brands Welcomes New Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications

FOCUS Brands Welcomes New Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications

Newly created role to enhance the company’s communication strategy in the global marketplace FOCUS Brands, parent company of iconic brands Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, McAlister’s Deli, and Schlotzsky’s, adds to its Executive Leadership Team with Dawn Ray, the company’s first SVP of Corporate Communications. In this […]

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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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