Corporate Operations: Page 3


  • The logo for Nick the Greek, a fast casual chain now controlled by Anil Yadav.
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    Jack in the Box’s largest franchisee buys Nick the Greek

    Anil Yadav’s YTG Enterprises has acquired a controlling stake in the 48-unit chain just over a year after it bought Taco Cabana for $85 million. 

    By Dec. 13, 2022
  • Jack in the Box CFO to resign

    Tim Mullany, who oversaw the company’s $575 million acquisition of Del Taco, will leave his post in February after two years with the chain.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Trendline

    Menu development

    Restaurants big and small are experimenting with their menus to align with the preferences of on-the-go diners and mitigate the impact of rising food costs, supply chain disruption and shrinking consumer discretionary funds. 

    By Restaurant Dive staff
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    Starbucks ties NFTs to loyalty program in beta launch

    Starbucks Odyssey allows users to complete interactive challenges in exchange for NFTs and rewards points that unlock exclusive experiences.

    By Jessica Deyo • Dec. 12, 2022
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    Franchise spotlight: Eggs Up Grill leans into hot breakfast segment, accelerates growth

    Twenty-five years after opening its first restaurant in South Carolina, the breakfast chain signed a 30-unit development deal, its largest yet.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Love’s grows franchise partnership with Bojangles next year

    The retailer will open its 10th Bojangles in February in Jacksonville, Florida, as part of its 40-location franchise agreement.

    By Brett Dworski • Dec. 12, 2022
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    Krispy Kreme appoints Mars exec as CFO

    Long-time Mars executive Jeremiah Ashukian will take over the top finance role at the doughnut chain in January. 

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    Fiesta Restaurant Group CEO resigns, interim named

    Dirk Montgomery, who has served as the company’s CFO since 2019, will act as interim CEO until the company finds a permanent replacement. 

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    Pret A Manger franchisee to develop 40 units in California

    Dallas Holdings, which operates eight Pret cafes in the U.K., will open new units as the 550-unit chain aims to double its store count in five years. 

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Sweetgreen COO to depart as chain inches toward profitability

    Chris Carr will be replaced by SVP Stephanie Traut on Jan. 1 as the salad chain strives for profitability amid growing unit counts and financial losses.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Franchise spotlight: How Wings & Rings found new direction after rebrand

    A year after changing its name, the company has boosted franchisee interest with discounted fees, new store designs and a more efficient POS system.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Potbelly accelerates franchise momentum with 25 new units

    Four existing franchisees plan to open additional units over the next six years, which will help the fast casual chain reach its goal of 2,000 units. 

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    Q&A

    Little Caesars’ delivery, digital channels spark new development opportunities

    Chief Development Officer Jeremy Vitaro discusses how the chain’s diversified asset mix, delivery and customized in-app ordering is opening up new markets. 

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    California Pizza Kitchen appoints former Perkins exec as CEO

    Jeff Warne, a CPK board member since 2020, will lead the chain as it prepares to grow domestically and internationally. 

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    Papa Johns names first Latino CDO

    Prior to this appointment, Elias Reyna worked as an HR lead for ABM Industries, Tesoro, Shell and Papa Johns.

    By Caroline Colvin • Dec. 2, 2022
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    Rego Restaurant Group hires Zaxby’s exec to lead development

    Vanessa Fox will oversee franchise-focused growth for Quiznos and Taco Del Mar, which are seeking scale through modular restaurant builds. 

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    Subway, Chick-fil-A alert customers on lettuce crunch

    Dole's COO warned of "complete crop failure in the industry" driven by extreme heat.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Dec. 2, 2022
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    McDonald’s opens off-premise test unit in Texas

    The restaurant, located near Fort Worth, Texas, features both a mobile order and traditional drive-thru lane, as well as a food and beverage conveyor belt. 

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    DoorDash’s expansion beyond the US will come with challenges

    As DoorDash grows globally, it could face headwinds entering new markets, including competitive pressures and shifting consumer behavior.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Popeyes teams with National Urban League to grow franchisee diversity

    The civil rights organization will help Popeyes screen and recruit diverse franchisees as the brand continues its U.S. expansion, the chain said.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    Smoothie King adds 3 executives to C-suite

    The chain added chief marketing, information and people officers in a leadership shakeup intended to focus the company on growth.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    How DoorDash became the dominant US food delivery company

    By focusing on communication with restaurant merchants, the aggregator has built products and features based on operator needs.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Dutch Bros hires True Food Kitchen CEO as president

    Christine Barone will join the coffee chain beginning next quarter and will help the brand reach its 4,000 unit target from its current count of over 600 units. 

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Drive-thru expansion is riddled with challenges, but restaurants reap the rewards

    Chains are developing smaller stores, adding second drive-thru lanes and anticipating delays as they grow this off-premise channel.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    Jack in the Box predicts unit growth in 2023

    A year after relaunching franchising, the chain is targeting positive net unit growth for the first time since 2019 and plans to operate in 40 states by 2030.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    These 14 restaurant chains hired new CEOs in 2022

    From Domino’s to Starbucks, some of the industry’s biggest players brought on new leadership to plot growth fueled by post-pandemic sales recovery.

    By Nov. 23, 2022