The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today its 2015 Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity American Dream award winners. The winners will be honored at a gala on April 14, 2015, during the National Restaurant Association’s Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.
Pepsi today announced an exclusive global partnership with the Estate of Michael Jackson as part of its new “Live for Now” campaign, which Pepsi fans around the world will experience in a variety of ways including an engaging retail campaign featuring one billion special edition Michael Jackson Bad 25 Pepsi cans, iconic music, epic live events, and opportunities for fans to access special edition merchandise.
Quiznos, one of the nation’s premier quick-service restaurant chains and pioneer of the toasted sandwich, announced it has named Harsha V. Agadi as executive chairman of its Board of Managers.
Originally from Mumbai, India, Agadi brings more than 25 years’ experience with foodservice companies to the position, having worked with Domino’s Pizza, Pepsi, Kraft, General Foods, Little Caesars Enterprises, Church’s Chicken, and most recently, Friendly’s Ice Cream Company.
The Wendy’s Company today announced the appointment of R. Scott Toop, 57, as senior vice president, general counsel, secretary, and a member of its Executive Leadership Team, effective today. Toop will report to Wendy’s President and Chief Executive Officer Emil Brolick.
A proven leader with extensive strategic legal and business experience, Toop has served as EVP and general counsel for Tim Hortons Inc., in Oakville, Ontario, since 2009.
Four leading franchise professionals have been newly elected to the International Franchise Association Board of Directors and will assume their positions February 14, 2012, at the conclusion of the IFA 52ndAnnual Convention in Orlando.
Quaker Oats hit the quick-serve market Monday with Burger King’s addition of Quaker Oatmeal to its breakfast menu. The whole grain oatmeal is available nationally in all Burger King stores in two flavors.
The timing of the announcement is prudent. Competition has soared in 2011, as McDonald’s launched its breakfast oatmeal at the beginning of the year, and Chick-fil-A tossed its hat in the ring in July.