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Bodega Taqueria y Tequila Builds Leadership Team

Aligned with its ambitious national expansion, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, the South Florida-based brand renowned for its fast-casual, Mexican street food served alongside a unique, speakeasy-style nightlife experience, announced two pivotal appointments to its leadership team: Jane Hernandez as Vice President of Culinary and Jacquelyn Burch as Corporate Beverage Director. Both bring an impressive track record of experience […]

Angry Chickz Hires Mike LaRue as VP of Franchise Development

Angry Chickz opened its doors five years ago in a 900-square-foot storefront in Hollywood. After rapidly growing to 24 units, the popular brand is now ready to spread its wings and begin franchising operations with its new Vice President of Franchise Development, Mike LaRue. An acclaimed industry veteran, LaRue has successfully launched franchise systems for multiple brands […]

TriMark Regional VP of Sales Mark Kohlschmidt to Retire

After over forty years in the foodservice business, Mark Kohlschmidt, TriMark’s Regional Vice President (RVP) of Sales, is retiring at the end of October, with decades of experience working with entrepreneurs to design and build new foodservice operations. Mark states foodservice has been a fulfilling and enjoyable career. “My whole this is knowing the products […]

Domino’s Appoints Sam Jackson VP of Human Resources

Domino’s Pizza has named Sam Jackson its executive vice president of human resources, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Russell Weiner, effective Nov. 4. Jackson joined Domino’s in 2018 as the vice president of human resources, developing and driving talent strategies for the company. In that role, he led the human resource business partners teams, […]

Happy Joe’s Bolsters Leadership and Updates Franchise Website in Q3

 Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream is known around the world for creative takes on traditional pizzas and this year’s third quarter was no different.  The brand partnered with Integrated Digital Solutions to launch a new franchising website generating significantly more qualified leads – a 450% boost from the previous quarter. The new franchising website should continue to […]

Hardee’s Appoints Tony Robinson Winner of Biscuit Baker Competition

Hardee’s, known for its famous Made From Scratch biscuits, announced Tony Robinson as the winner of its Biscuit Baker Competition during the annual Independent Hardee’s Franchisee Association (IHFA) Conference. Hardee’s biscuits are a timeless hallmark of the restaurant’s dedication in the kitchen, and this year’s winner represents the passion that goes into every early morning […]

TriMark South SVP of Sales for Rentals Bob Gilbert Announces Retirement

After forty-eight years in the foodservice industry, South’s Senior Vice President (VP) of Sales for Rentals, Bob Gilbert, is retiring from TriMark at the end of September.  His career began on Long Island, New York, as an electrician’s apprentice during the gas crisis in 1973. Upon losing his job, Bob’s uncle and co-owner of Industry Sales […]

Surcheros Fresh Mex Builds Leadership Team

Surcheros Fresh Mex is investing in seasoned talent as the premium Fresh Mex brand forges ahead with resilient growth plans. Led by Founder and CEO Luke Christian, Surcheros is poised for aggressive expansion as it develops its franchising program and taps into new markets throughout the Southeast. “Led by our accomplished executive team, we are amplifying […]

Hamra Enterprises Introduces On-Site Homework Program

An innovative program encouraging student employees to do their homework while on the clock is being expanded to all Wendy’s, Panera Bread, and Noodles and Company restaurants owned and operated by Springfield, Mo.-based Hamra Enterprises. “Our company philosophy is grounded in employee opportunity and self-discovery, and nowhere does that count more than education,” said Mike […]

La Boulangerie Boul’Mich Celebrates National Inclusive Employment Week

As National Inclusive Employment Week takes center stage from September 25th to October 1st, 2023, La Boulangerie Boul’Mich stands proud as an exemplar of inclusivity and positivity in the workplace. Nestled in the heart of Southern Florida, this beloved bakery cafe has consistently demonstrated its unwavering commitment to providing equal opportunities for all who join […]

Panera Brands Appoints Michael Tattersfield as Chairman

Panera Brands announced the appointments of Board Member Patrick Grismer to Lead Independent Director and Michael Tattersfield to the Panera Brands Board of Directors, effective immediately. The appointments are another step in the preparation of Panera’s upcoming IPO. Mr. Grismer, who joined the Board in 2022, currently Chairs the Board’s Audit Committee, and brings extensive […]

la Madeleine Names Mark Ramage Senior Director of Franchise Development

French-founded and French-owned la Madeleine has appointed seasoned industry executive Mark Ramage as senior director of franchise development, effective immediately.  Ramage has more than 20 years’ experience in the franchise development industry, with success spearheading development strategy, sales and real estate across multiple franchise restaurant and quick service brands. He has held leadership titles at […]

GPS Hospitality Looks to Hire 2,000 People in One Day

GPS Hospitality, a BURGER KING, POPEYES Louisiana Kitchen and Pizza Hut franchisee, will host its annual job fair on September 19, 2023, with a goal of securing 2,000 new hires in one day. The nationwide fair will take place at nearly 500 GPS restaurants throughout 13 states with openings for Managers, Shift Leaders, delivery drivers, and […]

Nation’s Giant Hamburgers Adds Three Executives to Home Office

Nation’s Giant Hamburgers, the popular breakfast, burger and pie chain serving up no-frills fast casual fare for over seven decades, announces three new additions to its home office team on the heels of announcing its new President, Michelle Bythewood. To round out the team, Nation’s Giant Hamburgers has brought on Ryan Alameda as Senior Vice […]