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CKE Restaurants Enhances Executive Team

Franklin, Tenn. — CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, has made two strategic appointments and a promotion to the executive leadership team in its effort to accelerate business and redefine the QSR category. Jeff Jenkins joins as chief marketing officer, Tom Brennan joins as chief operating officer, and Chip Seigel has been promoted to chief legal officer.

Quaker Steak & Lube Names New Vice President of Franchise Services

Westlake, Ohio — The fun family casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube has hired industry veteran Bruce Lane as vice president of franchise services. TA Restaurant Group, which acquired Quaker Steak & Lube in 2016, appointed Lane as part of its aggressive strategy to reinvigorate the 43-year-old brand and grow Quaker Steak & Lube into a nationally recognized concept through franchising.

Zac Brown’s Social Club Restaurant To Open in Atlanta

Atlanta — Three-time GRAMMY award-winning artist Zac Brown, of Zac Brown Band, has teamed up with the Atlanta Hawks to open the next restaurant under the Southern Ground family of brands, Zac Brown's Social Club, in the heart of Atlanta, Philips Arena.

DSW Opens First Store Outside North America

Columbus, Ohio — DSW Inc., a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is opening its first warehouse in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Located at the Muscat Grand Mall, the new store marks the first expansion of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse outside North America.

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