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FOCUS Brands Inc. Names Michael Verdesca as Chief Information Officer

ATLANTA (April 21, 2014)  FOCUS Brands Inc. announced the appointment of Michael Verdesca, as Chief Information Officer, responsible for delivering a broad range of IT initiatives in support of the company’s 4,400 franchise owned and operated ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s and McAlister’s Deli®.

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FOCUS Brands Inc. Names Hans Weger as Chief Financial Officer

ATLANTA (April 7, 2014)  FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of more than 4,400 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s and McAlister’s Deli®, announced Hans Weger has been named Chief Financial Officer.

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FOCUS Brands Names Steve DeSutter President and CEO

FOCUS Brands Inc. announced today that Steve DeSutter will join the company as President and Chief Executive Officer on March 17, 2014. With over 4,440 locations operating throughout the U.S. and 63 foreign countries, FOCUS Brands is the franchisor of Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels®, McAlister’s Deli® and Seattle’s Best Coffee® (on certain military bases and in certain international markets).

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FOCUS Brands Opens Milestone 1000th International Location

Atlanta, GA (January 3, 2013) – FOCUS Brands Inc., the fast-growing company responsible for overseas expansion of Cinnabon®Auntie Anne's® PretzelsCarvel® Ice CreamMoe's Southwest Grill®Schlotzsky's® and Seattle's Best Coffee®, has opened its 1000th international location - a milestone capitalizing on the vast global opportunities for U.S. food brands.

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FOCUS Brands Welcomes Chad Scales as Senior Vice President of Business Development

Atlanta, GA (March 2, 2012) – FOCUS Brands announced today that it has named Chad Scales as Senior Vice President of Business Development. In this newly created role, Chad's primary responsibility will be to develop new lines of business, including product creation, manufacture and sales for Carvel® Ice Cream,Cinnabon®, Seattle’s Best Coffee®, Schlotzsky’s®Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels.

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