Auntie Anne’s Releases First Store Redesign in Company History

Iconic Soft Pretzel Franchise Gives Original Mall Location a Makeover as a Test Prototype Lancaster, PA  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
FOCUS Brands Names Steve DeSutter President and CEO

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…

Growing Concepts Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Calabasas Hills, CA-based CHEESECAKE FACTORY (NASDAQ: CAKE; founded 1972) has increased by 7 units for the Cheesecake Factory concept, from 151 to 158 (5% concept…

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  FOCUS Brands announced today that it has named Lauren Fernandez Staley as Vice President of Legal. The newest member of FOCUS Brands Executive Committee, Lauren will oversee and coordinate all legal services for Carvel® Ice Cream, Cinnabon®,…