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…
Schlotzsky’s Names Claire Quinn Vice President of Global Marketing

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, announced today that Claire Quinn has been named vice president, global marketing for the fast-casual restaurant chain. “Claire’s brand management and leadership positions in both in-house and…
Schlotzsky’s Offers Free Food for Guests on Tax Day

Popular fast-casual chain giving away The Original® Sandwich for free on April 18 Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, is helping ease the stress of Tax Day by treating guests to a…
Schlotzsky’s Adds Seven New Hand-Crafted Specialty Sandwiches to Menus Nationwide

Now available at all Schlotzsky’s restaurants, new sandwiches offer bold flavor Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, today announced the addition of seven new Specialty Sandwiches to its menu. The new sandwiches will be…
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…
Schlotzsky’s Sees Record Year for Franchise Sales in 2015

Leading Fast-Casual Franchise Continues to Expand, Partner with Multi-Unit Franchisees Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Schlotzsky’s®, the home of the popular The Original® oven-baked sandwich served on its famous Fresh-from-Scratch® sourdough buns, finished 2015 with nearly $320 million in system-wide sales. Schlotzsky’s…
Schlotzsky’s Fast, Casual & Healthy Choices on HealthyDiningFinder.com

Dozens of tasty and nutritious menu items approved by Healthy Dining’s dietitians San Diego, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Schlotzsky’s®, a Healthy Dining restaurant partner, is committed to offering healthy choices for guests at each of its 350 locations in 35 states. When…
Schlotzsky’s Names Monte Jump Vice President of Global Marketing

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, announced today that Monte Jump has been named Vice President of Global Marketing for the Lotz Better® fast-casual restaurant chain. “Monte is a passionate and disciplined…
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…
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…
Carvel Partners With Nutella for Limited Time Summer Ice Cream Treats

Carvel Debuts Soft Serve, Handmade Scooped Ice Cream and Sundae Dasher Line Featuring Popular Hazelnut Spread Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Just in time for summer ice cream breaks, Carvel…America’s Freshest Ice Cream®, has launched a new line of treats with Ferrero’s…
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…
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…
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.…
Schlotzsky’s Makes Tax Day Lotz Better

Home of The Original® Round Toasted Sandwich Offers Free Food April 15 Austin, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  In the spirit of making life “Lotz Better,” Schlotzsky’s wants to ease tax day stress. On April 15, the home of The Original round toasted sandwich…