Church’s Chicken To Add 20 New Units in Six States

Atlanta — Church’s Chicken® has entered into a multi-year development deal with Goalz Restaurant Group, LLC to develop 20 Church’s Chicken restaurants per year in six states. The agreement, which will affect expansion in Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina and South Carolina, is Church’s largest ever with a single operator.

Pizza Hut Canada Plans Expansion in Eastern Canada

Toronto — Pizza Hut Canada, a division of YUM! Brands, Inc. and the world's largest pizza franchise, has entered into a development arrangement with Franchise Management Inc. (FMI). Under this agreement, FMI will purchase 38 existing Pizza Hut restaurants in Quebec and the Greater Ottawa/Kingston region, as well as add new DelCo (delivery/carry out) model stores in Eastern Canada over the next 5 years.

First Nutella Cafe To Open Near Chicago's Millennium Park

Parsippany, N.J. — Ferrero, the makers of Nutella®, The Original Hazelnut Spread®, plans to open its first owned and operated restaurant, the Nutella Café, one block from Millennium Park in Chicago. The new cafe will offer all-day dishes and to-go options when it opens on May 31, 2017.

Cheesecake Factory CFO To Retire

Calabasas Hills, Calif. — The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, W. Douglas Benn, will retire from the company on July 7, 2017. He will be succeeded by Matthew Clark, who brings over 11 years of experience with the company, most recently serving as senior vice president, finance and strategy.

Arby’s Plans 10 New Restaurants in Canada

Atlanta — Arby’s, with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide, has signed development agreements to build 10 new restaurants in Canada over the next 3 years. This marks the largest expansion in Canada for Arby’s since 2009.

Front Burner Expands Leadership Team with New Hires and Promotions

Tampa, Fla.— Front Burner, restaurant management company for The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., has strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Randy Barnett as vice president of information technology and Jennifer Dodd as vice president of operations. In addition, former senior director of marketing, Michele Whaley, has been promoted to vice president of marketing.

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As Tropical Smoothie Cafe turns 20, the milestone is marked by steady growth, a new prototype, and dedication to digital technology.

Dog Haus To Open 300 New Locations Over Next 7 Years

Pasadena, Calif. — Dog Haus, the celebrated Pasadena, Calif-based gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept, has signed a development agreement with American Development Partners which will include the construction of over 300 new Dog Haus franchise locations in 12 states over the next 7 years.

Texas De Brazil Opens First Restaurant in Abu Dhabi

Dallas — Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, the largest Brazilian-American steakhouse chain in the world, opened on April 21, 2017 in Yas Mall, bringing the unique rodizio-style dining concept for the first time to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

BurgerFi To Open First College Location This Summer

North Palm Beach, Fla., and Philadelphia — BurgerFi, one of the nation's fastest growing, all-natural "better burger" restaurant concepts, has signed a franchise agreement with Philadelphia-based Aramark. The global dining services partner will operate BurgerFi’s first college campus location at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Jack in the Box Inc. CFO To Retire

San Diego — Jerry Rebel plans to retire as Jack in the Box Inc.’s chief financial officer in 2018. The company will begin an external search for a new CFO, and Rebel will continue to serve as CFO until after the appointment of a successor.

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