Industry News | July 30, 2009

FOCUS Brands Names International President

FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of more than 2,200 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes, announced that Mike Shattuck was promoted to president of FOCUS Brands International. Shattuck joined FOCUS Brands in 2004 with the company’s acquisition of Cinnabon, and has nearly 35 years of foodservice experience with multiple brands including Popeyes Fried Chicken and Hardee’s Food Systems.

Serving as senior vice president of International Operations since 2006, Shattuck is responsible for the international success of 560 Carvel Ice Cream, Cinnabon, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Seattle’s Best Coffee International locations.

“Mike's laser focus on consistently developing his team, his steadfast belief in work/life balance, and his respect and commitment to his diverse franchise partner community truly epitomizes our definition of leadership,” says FOCUS Brands CEO Russ Umphenour. “With his amazing track record of success—growing the division from 27 Cinnabon bakeries in 2000 to 560 multi-brand locations in 2008—Mike is an exceptional leader and I look forward to an exciting future.”

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