August 21, 2013
TriMark Century Concepts Opens Atlanta Location
TriMark Century Concepts has moved to a location on Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Peachtree Corners, Ga. The new facility features a 60,000-square-foot warehouse and consolidates TriMark Century Concepts’ Atlanta and Suwanee, Ga., locations.
Taking a Closer Look at Labor, Retail and Hotel Foodservice and More
Lots happening in the foodservice arena these days, including the re-opening of the Boston restaurant most affected by the marathon bombings, potential changes to hotel foodservice and much more.
SFM Directors Awards Recognize a Quintet of Foodservice Pros
The Society for Foodservice Management (SFM) named the five winners of its Directors Awards, which recognize those individuals that have gone “above and beyond” to serve the association and better the industry.
PizzaRev Accelerates Growth Plans
To help accelerate its growth plans PizzaRev, a Los Angeles-based custom pizza concept, announced plans to enter the franchise arena. To lead PizzaRev’s franchising efforts, the company hired Mark Lyso as its new vice president-franchise development.
Moody Becomes CEO for Rita’s Italian Ice
Jeff Moody is the new chief executive officer for Rita’s Italian Ice. Moody brings 32 years of restaurant industry experience to Rita’s, most recently serving as CEO of Subway’s Franchise Advertising Trust.
Cartwright Comes to Henny Penny
Henny Penny named Rick Cartwright the foodservice equipment manufacturer’s director of controls engineering.
Alto-Shaam Adds to Sales and Marketing Teams
Alto-Shaam named Medardo “Tito” Rodriguez its regional sales manager for the southeast and Kellee Johnston its marketing manager.
Mimi’s Café Promotes Three
Mimi’s Café promoted three executive-level operations leaders. Stuart Gee was promoted to vice president operations from central regional director of operations. In addition, Mike Foster and John Shackelford were promoted to western region vice president of operations and eastern region vice president of operations, respectively.
Rosa Mexicano Adds Dillon to Management Team
Tom Dillon is the new president and chief executive officer for Rosa Mexicano, a Mexican restaurant group with 15 locations in the U.S. He replaces Howard Greenstone, one of the company’s founders. Greenstone will remain part of Rosa Mexicano’s board of directors.
CiCi’s Pizza Adds Iglesias to Franchising Team
Michael Iglesias has joined CiCi’s Pizza as the chain’s director of franchise development. Iglesias has more than 25 years’ experience in restaurant industry franchising, restaurant development and more.
Smoothie King Plots Fresh Strategies to Rule the Meal Replacement Niche
Long before smoothies became ubiquitous, Smoothie King was hard at work helping create the category. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the company bills itself as the inventor of these fruity, blended concoctions and has built its franchise on a brand strategy that focuses on health and nutrition as much as on flavor, fun and convenience.
Chain Operating Report
Bob Evans Restaurants announces plans to develop express units, Hooters’ parent company enters the burger business and much more.