Get to know us

At Focus Brands, our brands are known for being best-in-class franchisors and licensors of iconic, global foodservice concepts that demonstrate the highest level of care for our franchise owners, licensees, local communities and our team members. We believe our purpose is To Feed People and Potential.  Feeding people is core to what we do with our seven iconic brands serving countless customers amazing meals and delicious treats every day.  Feeding potential comes to life in many ways – from how we empower business owners with profitable and fan-favorite franchising opportunities and optimizing our support of them, to providing our Team Members with best-in-class training and development opportunities, and more!  Think of your role at Focus Brands and how you help us To Feed People and Potential.

Explore our brands

Click on any brand below for a bite-sized version of what it’s all about.

Discover what's important to us

While our purpose defines what we do, our ROOTS Values define how we do it.  We keep these values in mind when interacting with our customers and each other and when approaching challenging problems we need to solve.


We treat everyone with the highest level of dignity and integrity.


We hold ourselves and each other accountable for the results we deliver.


We seize the moment and help our people reach their full potential.


We recognize that teaming up is the best way to get it done.


We take pride in the quality of our interactions serving customers & each other.

Brand Licensing & Multi-Channel Product Solutions

Our licensing division focuses on driving multi-channel growth for our brands across consumer relevant occasions whether on the go, in grocery stores, schools, at home or in the office. We are proud to give fans access to our brands through innovative new products with category leading partnerships in traditional and new distribution channels. As a result, we have been rated the #4 Food & Beverage Global Brand Licensor with over a 100 products and more than a $1B in annual retail sales.

Know that we are serious about animal welfare

At Focus Brands, our family of brands (Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba, McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Schlotzsky’s) is committed to the well being and humane treatment of all animals. While thoughtfully implementing changes in the supply chain will take time, we commit our ongoing cooperation in working with our suppliers to elect impactful positive changes in the humane treatment of animals.

Auntie Anne's

Established in 1988, Auntie Anne's has more than 1,900 bakery franchise locations worldwide in malls, outlet centers, airports, train stations, travel plazas, colleges and universities, and non-traditional shopping and entertainment centers. The world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, Auntie Anne's couples a fresh, sweet taste with a light, bread-like texture that elevates hand-rolled soft pretzels to a category of its own. In addition to a variety of sweet and savory pretzel flavors such as Original, Cinnamon Sugar and Almond, Auntie Anne's is also loved for its Pretzel Dogs, signature lemonade and Lemonade Mixers. Learn more about becoming a franchisee with Auntie Anne's, the most loved pretzel bakery franchise!


Considered the nation's first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel has become one of the most loved and recognized names in the industry. Founded in 1934, the company is the leading manufacturer of uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale® and Cookie Puss® creations. Carvel is a leading provider of premium soft-serve and hand-dipped ice cream products, with more than 350 franchised and food service locations currently in operation. Learn more about how to own your own Carvel ice cream franchise!


Founded in Seattle in 1985, Cinnabon is the market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries. Our bakeries serve fresh, aromatic, oven-hot cinnamon rolls, as well as a variety of other baked goods and specialty beverages. Cinnabon currently operates more than 1,600 franchise locations worldwide, primarily in high-traffic venues such as shopping malls, airports, train stations and travel plazas. Learn more about the world's greatest cinnamon roll company and how to own your own Cinnabon Bakery franchise!


Jamba is the global lifestyle brand leader serving on the go freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies, made-to-order bowls, fresh-squeezed juices and shots, boosts and bites. Jamba is the franchisor of more than 850 locations operating in 36 U.S. states, as well as the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, and Thailand.

McAlister's Deli

People today crave fresh tastes, quick service and a welcoming friendly atmosphere where they can relax over a leisurely lunch or eat and run. That’s what McAlister’s Deli® delivers, with a special touch that’s uniquely our own. Founded in 1989, the original McAlister’s Deli restaurant opened in Oxford, Mississippi. The response from customers was overwhelming and it is easy to understand why. You’ll see it in our menu, in our service and in our faces. You’ll also see it in our food, with premium ingredients like Black Angus roast beef, Black Forest ham, caramelized onions, brie cheese, roasted corn & poblano pepper relish and artisan breads like baguette, ciabatta and focaccia.


Moe's Southwest Grill is a fast-casual restaurant franchise best known for its signature "Welcome to Moe's!®" greeting and fresh, create-to-order burritos. With more than 700 locations across the country, Moe's offers only the freshest ingredients. Learn more about the distinct Moe's Southwest Grill brand culture and how to join the franchisee family!


Since 1971, Schlotzsky's has been the home of The Original® toasted sandwich. Not a typical fast-food franchise, the menu has evolved with customers' tastes to include the highest-quality sandwiches, pizzas, salads and soups available today. With more than 330 locations in the U.S., Schlotzsky's is the fast-casual choice for a quick, healthy and fresh dining experience. Learn more about this hot and toasty franchise and how to own your own Schlotzsky's sandwich shop!

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