Focus Brands Strengthens Organizational Leadership with Promotions, New Hires

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
FOCUS Brands Welcomes New Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications

Newly created role to enhance the company’s communication strategy in the global marketplace Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
FOCUS Brands Inc. Launches Franchise Development Webinar Series

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
FOCUS Brands Appoints Jim Holthouser as Chief Executive Officer

Hospitality Industry Veteran to Accelerate Growth and Enhance Customer Experience  Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  FOCUS Brands (the “Company”), 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…
Savory Then Sweet: New Cinnabon Mini Rolls Roll Onto Pizza Hut Menu

Pizza Hut delivers one-of-a-kind dessert from Cinnabon Atlanta, GA and Plano, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Pizza Hut and Cinnabon® are making pizza night even sweeter…because that’s just how they roll. Cinnabon teamed up with the pizza restaurant that serves and delivers more…
Cinnabon Celebrates Successful Year for Franchise Sales in 2015

Award-Winning Bakery Franchise Announces Expansion Plans and Priority Markets for 2016 Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Cinnabon®, one of the world’s most beloved and irresistible brands, finished 2015 with $143 million in U.S. system-wide sales. While multi-channel growth and international expansion remain…
FOCUS Brands Announces 2015 Franchisee of the Year Award Winners

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
Schlotzsky’s Features New Fresh Tastes of Summer

Bakery-Cafe Offers Guests a Fresh New Salad, Sandwich, Soup and Dessert Austin, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Yesterday kicked off the first day of summer and Schlotzsky’s® is giving guests new ways to enjoy the season’s freshest flavors by expanding its menu to…
Love at First Sight! Cinnabon Wild Berry Medley Returns

Seasonal berry topping and frozen lemonade now available through July 20 Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  With Spring finally in full swing, love is in the air at Cinnabon®! The beloved bakery is offering a special, limited-time-only Wild Berry Medley available now…
Restaurant People Report 3/09/15

East Coast Wings & Grill recently named Stacey Kane as Vice President of Marketing. With more than 20 years of experience working with and building multi-unit restaurant chains, some of Kane’s previous positions in the industry include Global Director of…
World Famous Cinnabon is Rolling in a New Leader

Joe Guith promoted to Cinnabon President, Kat Cole promoted to Group President, FOCUS Brands Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Joe Guith, Chief Operating Officer for Cinnabon, Inc., has been promoted to President of Cinnabon. Joe will continue to build on the strong…
HomeTown Buffet and Cinnabon Are a Match Made in Dessert Heaven

All Los Angeles area restaurants to feature new exclusive cinnamon treat in-store and To Go Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  HomeTown® Buffet is rolling in a new kind of dough, as the popular family casual restaurant partners with iconic brand Cinnabon®…
Cinnabon Opens Milestone 100th Bakery through Pilot Flying J Partnership

Maker of World Famous Cinnamon Rolls® Gains Popularity in Travel Centers Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
Restaurant News Bites: Panera, Chipotle, Cinnabon, Red Lobster

Panera’s CEO: We Are Changing The Fast Food Industry, Again In the 1980s, Ron Shaich changed the industry by introducing a new fast food business model, which included handmade artisan food served in a pleasant dining environment.  Panera Bread turned…
Schlotzsky’s Rolls Out Expansion Plans for Oklahoma

Austin, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
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 Athens, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
How Kat Cole Operates Cinnabon Like a Tech Startup

There’s no software embedded in the gooey center of a Classic Roll. No app that dispatches dough from oven to frosting tray, no algorithm to calculate and dispense the precise amount of a toothsome concoction of sugar and cream cheese.…
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…

New CMO of International and SVP of International Supply Chain Tapped to Facilitate Overseas Growth Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  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®…