FOCUS Brands Inc.® Names Russ Umphenour as President and CEO
Atlanta, GA (Nov 10, 2008) FOCUS Brands Inc. announced today that Russ Umphenour has been named President and CEO. Former Chief Executive Steve Romaniello has been named Chairman of the Board, and joins Roark Capital Group as Managing Director and a member of the private equity firm’s Investment Committee.
Moe’s Southwest Grill® Names Paul Damico as Brand President
Atlanta, GA (May 6, 2008) FOCUS Brands® announced today that Paul Damico has been named brand president of Moe’s Southwest Grill®, the fast growing fast-casual restaurant best known for its flavorful Southwestern fare served in a vibrant and inviting atmosphere.
Schlotzsky’s® Names Kelly Roddy Brand President
Atlanta, GA and Austin, TX (December 10, 2007) – FOCUS Brands® announced today that Kelly Roddy has been named brand president of Schlotzsky’s, the choice quick-casual restaurant for the highest-quality sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and soups with over 360 locations nationwide.
FOCUS Brands and Roark Capital Complete Purchase of Moe’s Southwest Grill
Atlanta, GA (August 30, 2007) – FOCUS Brands, an Atlanta-based franchisor and affiliate of Roark Capital, announced today that certain of its subsidiaries have completed the previously announced purchase of substantially all of the assets of Moe’s Southwest Grill, a fast-casual restaurant chain with 360 locations in 34 states and the District of Columbia, from Raving Brands. Recently ranked in Restaurant Hospitality magazine as one of the “Top Ten Growth Chains That Sizzle”, Moe’s offers fresh Southwest favorites, including burritos, quesadillas, and fajitas in a fun, family-oriented atmosphere.
FOCUS Brands to Acquire Moe’s Southwest Grill
Atlanta, GA (April 11, 2007) – FOCUS Brands, an Atlanta-based franchisor, announced today that through a subsidiary, it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Moe’s Southwest Grill, a fast-casual restaurant chain offering fresh Southwest favorites, including burritos, quesadillas, and fajitas, in a quirky, fun atmosphere from certain affiliates of Raving Brands.