MICROS Systems Inc., a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Carvel Ice Cream, franchisor and operator of over 450 food and beverage outlets worldwide, has selected the MICROS e7 all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) system as its preferred restaurant POS system. In addition, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels has extended its existing MICROS e7 preferred vendor agreement with MICROS for its 1,000 U.S. franchised locations.
Carvel Ice Cream
Carvel Ice Cream announced that it has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross for the Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
The funds raised support the ongoing Red Cross response to Sandy and reach directly into affected communities through local Red Cross chapters.
Regional vice president Mike DeStefano presented a check to the Red Cross at a Carvel shop in East Islip, New York, that had been impacted by Sandy. With more than 250 shops in the Northeast region, Carvel is dedicated to helping the local communities recover.
Carvel Ice Cream announced that it has named Scott Colwell as brand president.
Colwell's primary responsibilities will be to develop and ensure successful execution of Carvel brand strategies and programs to enable the evolution of the brand with continued sales and profit growth.
Move over, Main Street. Moe’s Southwest Grill and sister FOCUS Brands concepts—including Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and Carvel Ice Cream—are taking the path less traveled with a strategic growth plan that involves building units in nontraditional venues like train stations, convenience stores, college campuses, and military bases.
The new locations will give FOCUS Brands concepts access to the masses in ways that traditional real estate settings can’t, says Paul Damico, president of Moe’s Southwest Grill.
Everything old is new again at Carvel Ice Cream, which has debuted its new “classic cool” look. From a streamlined menu and powerful new graphics to new innovative cake designs, Carvel couldn’t be more proud to unveil its fresh positioning and appearance inspired by the 78-year history of the brand.
FOCUS Brands announced today 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, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.
Schlotzsky’s announced that it has signed a history-making franchise deal to bring 30 new restaurants throughout the Philadelphia metro area that will also house Cinnabon and Carvel franchises inside the buildings.
Schlotzsky’s, Carvel, and Cinnabon are all part of the parent company FOCUS Brands Inc. The three food franchises began partnering early last year to open tri-branded locations and have seen robust sales due to this strategy.
Carvel, America's oldest retail ice cream franchise, is partnering with Oreo, Nilla Wafers, and Nutter Butter cookies for its new Cookie Trio Sundae Dashers.
FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes, announced that Gary Bales has been named chief concept officer. In addition to his role as president of Carvel, Bales will now oversee creative services, supply chain, and all brand licensing initiatives for both consumer and foodservice.
The saying goes that two heads are better than one.
At Focus Brands Inc., where the leaders of five distinct concepts are leveraging the power of their collective experience to the benefit of their individual brands, this idea is working on overdrive.