Quiznos CEO Stepping Down

Denver — Doug Pendergast has stepped down as president and chief executive officer of Quiznos, a premier quick‐service restaurant chain and the pioneer of the toasted sandwich. Katie Scherping, current chief financial officer, will serve as interim president and CEO.

The Wendy's Company Appoints CEO

Dublin, Ohio — The Wendy's Company has appointed Todd Penegor as chief executive officer of the company, in addition to his current role as president. Additionally, Emil Brolick has retired from management duties with the company.

Diversified Restaurant Holdings Details Management Succession Plan

Southfield, Mich. — Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. has formed a management succession plan that advances CFO David G. Burke to president and CEO on January 1, 2017, or upon the selection of a new CFO, whichever comes first. The current chairman, president and CEO, Michael Ansley, will remain as chairman of the board after the transition.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Plans Expansion in South Carolina

Broomfield, Colo. — Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has signed a four-unit franchise development agreement to open new restaurants in South Carolina in Greenville, Spartanburg and Horry counties, with the first location slated to open in Myrtle Beach in fourth quarter 2016. This is part of Old Chicago’s aggressive franchise expansion plans for South Carolina.

Jamba Juice Relocates Headquarters to North Texas

Dallas — Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, has inked a deal with Jamba, Inc. to lease approximately 25,000 square feet of space in HALL Office Park, HALL Group’s 2.2 million square-foot office park in Frisco, Texas. Once complete, the move will relocate the company’s headquarters from Emeryville, Calif., to North Texas.

Smashburger Co-Founder Named Chief Brand Officer

Denver — Tom Ryan, a Smashburger co-founder and food industry icon, will assume the role of chief brand officer, spearheading brand evolution as the company expands its operations and global ambitions. Ryan and partner Rick Schaden co-founded Smashburger in 2007; Ryan has since served as chief concept officer.

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