August 28, 2013
CiCi’s Pizza Names New Director of Franchise Development
CiCi’s Pizza named Michael Iglesias its new director of franchise development.
Mench Named VP of U.S. Operations for Tim Hortons
Tim Hortons U.S.A. appointed Larry Mench vice president of U.S. operations.
Kahala Corp. Sells Controlling Interest to Serruya Family
The Serruya family has purchased a controlling interest in Kahala Corp., a company that franchises multiple quick-serve restaurant concepts such as Cold Stone Creamery, Blimpie and The Great Steak & Potato Company. As a result of the deal, Michael Serruya becomes the new chairman and co-CEO of Kahala.
R.W. Smith Adds to its Leadership Team
Foodservice equipment and supplies dealer R.W. Smith & Co. named Stuart Sharp to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Smith comes to R.W. Smith from Carlisle Foodservice, an Oklahoma City-based foodservice manufacturer, where he held a variety of leadership positions.
American Restaurant Concepts Adds Three to Management Team
American Restaurant Concepts, Inc., operator and franchisor of Dick’s Wings & Grill restaurants, added a trio of industry veterans to its management team: Mark Janasik, director of operations, Sandi Holley, director of training and quality assurance and Michael Small, director of business development.
Budd Blossoms Into Newly Created Role at SONIC
SONIC Drive-In appointed John Budd to the newly created position of chief development and strategy officer. In this role, Budd will oversee franchise sales, real estate and construction – both domestically and internationally.
Vulcan Launches K-12 Initiative
Commercial cooking equipment manufacturer Vulcan has launched its Just 4 Schools Program, an initiative to better meet the changing food preparation needs of the K-12 segment. To help lead this effort, Vulcan named company veteran Mike Burke its K-12 Ambassador.
This Week in Foodservice: Consumers Choices Becoming Clear
As their cars get older and food trucks become more prevalent, the way consumers use foodservice continues to evolve. Also, This Week in Foodservice explores disaster plans, growth chains and much more.