Subway Names New Chief Digital Officer

Milford, Conn. — Subway® Restaurants has promoted Carissa Ganelli to chief digital officer. Ganelli is responsible for the brand's global digital strategy and will lead Subway Digital, a team dedicated to transforming the guest experience through the integration of digital tools and an omnichannel strategy.

Yum China’s President/COO Will Succeed CEO in March 2018

Shanghai — Yum China Holdings, Inc.’s chief executive officer, Micky Pant, will transition to vice chairman and senior advisor. Joey Wat, who currently serves as president and chief operating officer, will succeed Pant as CEO of Yum China. The succession plan will take effect on March 1, 2018.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Expands Executive Leadership Team

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading fast-casual cafe concept, has appointed five industry veterans to the company's corporate leadership team: Rob Collins as chief marketing officer, Pete Ward as general counsel, Paul Marsden as chief financial officer, Jaime Denney as senior vice president of operations and Cheryl Fletcher as vice president of franchise development strategy.

CoreLife Eatery Plans 40 New Locations by the End of 2018

Syracuse, N.Y. — CoreLife Eatery, an active lifestyle restaurant with a healthy concept that has crazed the nation, is continuing its aggressive expansion with the addition of 40 new stores by the end of 2018, including 20 units in the brand’s home state of New York.

Captain D's Promotes Company Veteran to Director of Operations

Nashville, Tenn. — Captain D's has promoted Summer Sims to director of operations. In her new role, Sims will oversee the operations and financial responsibilities of Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Arkansas territories and help to hire and develop talented professionals for these areas.

California Tortilla Selects PAR’s Cloud-Based Brink POS Software

New Hartford, N.Y. — ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a leading global provider of point-of-sale (POS) and workforce efficiency solutions to the restaurant and retail industries, has been selected by California Tortilla to roll out PAR’s Cloud-Based Brink POS® Software and EverServ® 8000 terminals in all 51 locations. California Tortilla plans to open six more restaurants by the end of 2017.

New York City’s Mamoun’s Falafel To Open First Franchise Location

New York City — Mamoun’s Falafel, the fastest growing Middle-Eastern fast-casual restaurant in North America and oldest falafel restaurant in New York City, plans to open its newest location in Dallas this fall. The new location — also the company’s first franchise location — will be situated in West Village, a vibrant shopping, dining, residential and entertainment district in Dallas.  

Soupman, Inc. Emerges from Bankruptcy

Eatontown, N.J. — Soupman, Inc., owner of the Original Soupman brand, emerged from bankruptcy on September 8, 2017, with a clean balance sheet and a new management team committed to living up to the brand's value.

Jon Smith Subs Begins Franchising Outside of South Florida

Oviedo, Fla. — South Florida's original home of fresh-grilled steak, chicken and other premium subs blazed a new trail in the restaurant industry when new franchise owners, Troy and Tina Ather, opened their first Jon Smith Subs franchise on September 25, 2017 in Oviedo, Fla.

Air Apparent

For Boston-area pizzeria, an air curtain proves to be the most effective and less costly indoor air comfort alternative to vestibules and fabric curtains.

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