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).
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® Pretzels, Carvel® Ice Cream, Moe'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.
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.
FOCUS Brands Welcomes Lauren Fernandez Staley as Vice President of Legal
Atlanta, GA (December 6, 2011) – FOCUS Brands announced today that it has named Lauren Fernandez Staley as Vice President of Legal. The newest member of FOCUS Brands Executive Committee, Lauren will oversee and coordinate all legal services for Carvel® Ice Cream, Cinnabon®, Seattle’s Best Coffee®,Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels.
FOCUS Brands Inc. Names Gary Bales as Chief Concept Officer
Atlanta, GA (January 19, 2011) – FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants and cafes, announced today that Gary Bales has also been named Chief Concept Officer. In addition to his role as President of Carvel, Gary will now oversee Creative Services, Supply Chain and all Brand Licensing initiatives for both Consumer and Foodservice.