Diversified Restaurant Holdings To Spin Off Bagger Dave’s Restaurants

Southfield, Mich. — Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc., the largest franchisee for Buffalo Wild Wings® and creator and operator of Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern®, intends to split into two separate, publicly-traded companies through the tax-free spinoff of its Bagger Dave’s business to DRH stockholders. The company previously announced on May 24, 2016 that it was evaluating strategic alternatives for its Bagger Dave’s restaurants and brand. 

Wendy's Teams Up With Service Management Group

Kansas City, Mo. — The Wendy's Company has selected Service Management Group (SMG) to measure the customer experience in all of its North America and international restaurants. SMG is a global leader in customer experience (CX) measurement, helping more than 350 brands around the globe to listen, understand and act on feedback and behavioral data.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Plans To Refresh 37 Restaurants

Broomfield, Colo. — Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom’s franchise partners are reinvesting an average of $150,000 into refreshing 37 existing franchised restaurants. This effort will include renovations to the interior and exterior of existing franchised restaurants, as well as upgrades to the dining room and beer equipment.

FOCUS Brands Strengthens Commitment to Asia Pacific

Atlanta — FOCUS Brands welcomes Ken Chen as senior vice president and managing director of Asia Pacific. In his new role, Ken will continue to grow FOCUS Brands' current retail business in existing markets, as well as expand the portfolio in China, Australia, Indonesia and others. Cinnabon® and Auntie Anne's® are currently leading international growth efforts, followed by Carvel®, Moe's Southwest Grill® and Schlotzsky's®.

Johnny Rockets Names President and CEO

Lake Forest, Calif. — Johnny Rockets, a global operator and franchisor of more than 350 Americana-themed restaurants in 28 countries around the world, has named John Maguire as president and CEO. Maguire assumes this role in addition to his current position as president and CEO of FIC Restaurants, Inc. (Friendly's).

Lenny’s Subs Selects PAR Technology’s POS

New Hartford, N.Y. — ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a leading global provider of point-of-sale (POS) and food safety solutions to the restaurant industry, has been selected by Lenny’s Subs® to provide its Brink POS® software as the approved POS solution for all of Lenny’s Subs’ 105 locations.

RAVE Restaurant Group Names Interim CEO

Dallas — RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. has appointed Clinton Coleman, a current member of the company's board of directors, as interim chief executive officer. The board has retained the executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to conduct a search for a permanent CEO. Coleman is succeeding Randy Gier through a mutual agreement between all parties.

Jimmy’s Egg Plans 52 New Restaurants

Edmond, Okla. — After celebrating the opening of its 50th location earlier this year, Jimmy's Egg Franchise Systems (JEFS) has signed six new area development agreements for 52 new restaurants to be built in Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Nebraska and Iowa.

Quiznos Appoints New CEO & CFO

Denver — America's hot sandwich pioneer Quiznos has selected Susan Lintonsmith as its new chief executive officer. Most recently, she was global chief marketing officer for the brand.

A Sweet Deal

Shopping mall veteran Cinnabon sweetens the deal for franchisees, landlords and customers with a hot new prototype and lucrative licensing.

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