FlashNews: Singer Buys M. Tucker, Au Bon Pain's Remodeling Initiative and More


June 22, 2011

Singer Equipment Co. Acquires M. Tucker FE&S FlashNews
Singer Equipment Co., an Elverson, Pa.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership, has acquired the assets of M. Tucker Co., a Patterson, N.J.-based dealership. M. Tucker's Stephen Tucker and Marc Fuchs will continue on as the executives leading the new division, which will operate as M. Tucker, a division of Singer NY, LLC.

Au Bon Pain to Remodel all of its Cafés FE&S FlashNews
Fast-casual bakery café operator Au Bon Pain has announced plans to remodel all 318 of its locations. Au Bon Pain also announced the veteran executive chef Stefano Cordova has joined the company to lead its culinary efforts.

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Fazoli’s Hires Franks to fill VP of Franchising Role FE&S FlashNews
James Franks was named vice president of franchising for Fazoli’s. A 22-year franchising veteran, Franks most recently served as vice president of franchising for Red Mango, a yogurt concept.



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Ames to become COO for Real Mex Restaurants FE&S FlashNews
Real Mex Restaurants, Inc. named Edie Ames its new chief operating officer, effective July 11, 2011. Ames most recently served as chief operating officer of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, LLC, a steakhouse company that owns and operates the Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan's Steakhouse concepts.

Hanson Promoted to Group VP for Star Holdings FE&S FlashNews
Debbie Hanson was promoted to group vice president of sales and marketing of Star Holdings International, a division of The Middleby Corporation.


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Chain Operating Report for June 22 FE&S FlashNews
Jamba Juice, Johnny Rockets, Saladworks, Smallcakes and Quiznos announce new store openings and other expansion news.

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