Subway Names VP of Global Brand Management & Innovation

Milford, Conn. — Subway® restaurants has hired Len Van Popering to join the company as vice president of global brand management and innovation. Van Popering is charged with driving Subway's ongoing global transformation through food innovation (including core menu items, snacks and beverages), brand positioning, visual identity and channel development (including delivery, catering and mobile ordering).

Pie Five Pizza Expanding to New York and New Jersey

Dallas — In a new franchise development deal that includes parts of New York and New Jersey, Pie Five Pizza will soon be expanding to the East Coast. The first locations are planned for Franklin Park in South Brunswick and Summerhill Square in East Brunswick.

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.

GPS Hospitality Adds 194 Burger King Units; Promotes VP of Operations

Atlanta — In its largest acquisition to date for Atlanta-based GPS Hospitality, the rapidly growing franchisee group will expand its national footprint into five new states with the acquisition of 194 BURGER KING® restaurants. The acquisition will extend GPS Hospitality's reach into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Florida.

Arby’s Inks Deal To Open 50 New Restaurants

Atlanta — Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand, has signed a new development agreement with Parikh Network, LLC, a new franchisee to the Arby’s brand, to open 50 new restaurants over the next 8 years.

Arby’s Exceeds 2015 Energy Reduction Goal

Atlanta — As of December 31, 2015, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG) reached 15.2% total energy reduction per company-owned restaurant from a 2011 baseline, exceeding the “15 Percent By 2015” energy savings goal set by the brand in 2012. 

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Arby’s Plans 138 New Restaurants; Adds To Executive Team

Atlanta — Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand, has signed several recent franchise development agreements beginning late fourth quarter 2015 through March 15, 2016 for the development of 138 new restaurants. This news follows a strong year of development for Arby’s in 2015 with 61 new restaurant openings and 179 remodels system-wide.

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