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.
Kat Cole Promoted to President of Cinnabon
Atlanta, GA (January 10, 2011) – FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants and cafes, announced today that Kat Cole has been named President of Cinnabon, Inc., the 25-year-old market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries with more than 770 locations worldwide.
Roark Capital Portfolio Company FOCUS Brands® Completes Purchase of Auntie Anne's®
Atlanta, GA (November 8, 2010) – FOCUS Brands, an affiliate of Roark Capital, announced today that it has completed the purchase of Auntie Anne's, the franchisor of the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel chain. Auntie Anne’s is headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., and has nearly 1,100 stores in 44 states and 21 countries.
Cinnabon Names Kat Cole as Chief Operating Officer
Atlanta, GA (October 20, 2010) – Cinnabon, Inc., the market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries with more than 770 locations worldwide, announced today that Kat Cole has been named Chief Operating Officer. The former Vice President of Training and Development for Hooters of America, Inc. will join Cinnabon to lead the 25-year old franchise organization in achieving maximum Guest satisfaction, efficiency and growth.