June 13, 2012
Chain Operating Report for June 13
This week’s chain operating report includes new menu items for Taco Bell and Pizza Hut; Starbucks expanding its coffee reach; and expansion into the Caribbean, South America and Texas markets, among others, for several other multi-unit operators.
Dunkin’ Brands Promotes Moses
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, named Neil Moses chief global strategy officer. In his new role Moses will oversee the company’s strategy, finance, global supply chain and information technology functions. He previously served as Dunkin’ Brands chief financial officer.
Sherwood to Lead Fazoli’s Franchising Efforts
Quick-service Italian chain Fazoli’s tapped Craig Sherwood to lead its nationwide franchising effort. Sherwood, who previously directed YUM! Brands’ non-traditional franchise activities, most recently was responsible for franchise development at Corner Bakery Cafe.
This Week in Foodservice: Looking for Reliable Economic Indicators
There’s no shortage of economic news these days but finding reliable sources that provide consistent results can be a challenge. In this week’s blog post, Jerry Stiegler examines a few options and explores a variety of foodservice data, including comparable store sales for some chains, consumer traffic levels for the first quarter and more.
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Pizza Inn Announces Leadership Changes
Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. named Clinton Coleman its interim chief executive officer, replacing Charles Morrison who stepped down to accept another employment opportunity.
Beall to Step Down from Ruby Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. announced that Sandy Beall, its founder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president, will step down from management and the restaurant’s board. Beall will continue to serve in his current roles until a successor has been named.
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Gaylord Industries Updates Rep Network
Ventilation equipment manufacturer Gaylord Industries added Mirkovich & Associates, Inc., to its network of independent manufacturers’ reps.