November 21, 2012
Woods Joins Globe as VP of Sales and Marketing
Kevin Woods is the new vice president of sales and marketing for Globe Food Equipment Company. In his new role, Woods’ responsibilities include managing dealer/buying group/sales representative relationships and overseeing all sales and marketing operations for the company.
Del Frisco’s names Carcara COO
Multi-concept operator Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. named Jeff Carcara its chief operating officer.
This Week In Foodservice: What Role did Sandy Play in October’s So-So Restaurant Sales?
With many people very jittery about the state of the overall economy, many observers are wondering about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the foodservice industry. This Week In Foodservice sheds some light on the subject and takes a closer look at a variety of industry-related economic indicators.
Ruby Tuesday Updates Management Team
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. hired J.J. Buettgen to serve as the company’s president and chief executive officer. The casual dining chain also appointed Matthew Drapkin chairman of the board. Both of these developments take effect Dec. 1, 2012.
Wingstop Promotes Vernon
Wingstop promoted Dave Vernon to chief development officer where he is responsible for the overall growth of the franchise network, including domestic, international and non-traditional expansion. Vernon joined Wingstop in October 2010 as vice president of franchise sales and was promoted to vice president of development last year.
Unified Brands Adds a Pair to its Sales Team
Multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer Unified Brands names Steve Carlson director of national chain accounts and Mitch Cohen central regional sales director.
Zaxby’s Promotes Gamble
Zaxby’s promoted Stephanie Gamble to vice president of brand development for Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc. In her newly appointed position, Gamble will oversee the strategies and developments of the menu, systems and applications of the Zaxby’s brand.
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National Restaurant Association Seeks Nominations for Annual Innovation Awards
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is accepting entries for its 2013 Operator Innovations Awards. The Operator Innovations Awards celebrate restaurant operators who are transforming the industry with extraordinary creativity and commitment to innovation and excellence in execution.
Evans Joins Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Team
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop named restaurant industry veteran Bruce Evans its vice president of franchise sales. Evans, who joins Capriotti’s from CiCi Enterprises, is responsible for advancing Capriotti’s current national expansion and development agreements.
Micro Matic Drafts a Pair to Join its Team
Beverage dispensing equipment manufacturer Micro Matic USA, Inc. added a pair of seasoned foodservice professionals to its roster: Cian Hickey and John Hickey.
Caribou Coffee Expansion Plans
Caribou Coffee has teamed up with a local grocery store chain in the Chicago area to grow its retail and footprint as well as to lay the groundwork for continued expansion, not unlike Starbucks’ partnership with Dominick’s years ago, which has since been scaled back.