Betco Corporation Sets Sights on Expansion via Acquisition

Bowling Green, Ohio — Family-owned specialty chemical and equipment manufacturer Betco® Corporation is actively seeking opportunities to diversify and acquire culturally aligned businesses. As a part of its growth strategy, its core objective will help it expand its existing products

Chico’s FAS, Inc. Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Fort Myers, Fla. — Chico’s FAS, Inc. has appointed Patrick J. (PJ) Guido as its new chief financial officer, effective September 20, 2021. He will report directly to Molly Langenstein, chief executive officer and president of Chico’s FAS. Guido has

Saladworks and Frutta Bowls Debut First U.S. Walmart Location

Rochester, N.Y. — WOWorks, the parent company of health-centric fast-casual brands Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and The Simple Greek, has debuted its first location in a Walmart grocery store in Rochester, N.Y. The ghost kitchen location will include

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Names Chief Operations Officer

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading national fast-casual cafe franchise known for its better-for-you smoothies and food with a tropical twist, has promoted its former senior vice president of operations, Richard Key, to chief operations officer, effective immediately. Key

Hibbett Promotes its Chief Merchant to Executive Vice President

Birmingham, Ala. — Hibbett, Inc., an athletic-inspired fashion retailer, has promoted Jared Briskin to executive vice president, merchandising, effective immediately. A 23-year veteran of the company, Briskin will be responsible for merchandising, planning, allocation and supply chain. Briskin joined the

Another Broken Egg Cafe Sales Rise 20% From Pre-Pandemic Levels

Orlando, Fla. — Another Broken Egg Cafe, a full-service breakfast, brunch and lunch franchise, has seen its focus on seasonality, service and guest experience both on- and off-premise pay off this year. Same-store sales are up nearly 20% from pre-pandemic

MOD Pizza Names New Senior Vice President, Operations

Seattle — MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC, a fast-casual pizza concept, has appointed Becky Mulligan to the role of senior vice president, operations, effective immediately. She brings to MOD over 25 years of experience at leading brands. In her

Weitzman to Redevelop Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center in Dallas

Dallas — Weitzman will redevelop Meadow Central Market, a 108,778-square-foot shopping center located at the intersection of North Central Expressway and Meadow Road in Dallas. A 29,121-square-foot Tom Thumb store anchors the center, which originally opened in the 1970s. The

P.F. Chang’s Launches Flagship Location in Hawaii

Scottsdale, Ariz. — P.F. Chang’s has opened its Royal Hawaiian location as an upgraded flagship restaurant. The Honolulu dining destination was the focus of significant investment recently completing a 6-month renovation, resulting in significant upgrades to design, décor and ambiance

Oink & Moo BBQ and Burgers to Open Second Location

Holmdel, N.J. — Somerset Development has signed a lease with Oink and Moo BBQ & Burgers at Bell Works in Holmdel, N.J. Oink and Moo will open in October. The Southern-inspired menu offers classic barbecue dishes, and is created with

Dog Haus Transforms Guest Experience with Evolution of Prototype

Pasadena, Calif. — Dog Haus has selected Dallas-based Harrison to bring its new prototype to life. Harrison is applying its award-winning strategic branding, interior design and architectural expertise to create building plans and schematic designs that cover every detail of

Tory Burch Unveils New Store Concept in SoHo

New York City — The opening of 151 Mercer Street, in New York City’s iconic SoHo neighborhood, marks Tory Burch’s return to a downtown location. Tory Burch moved to SoHo right after college and, in 2004, opened her first boutique

Twin Peaks to be Sold to FAT Brands for $300 Million

New York City — An affiliate of Garnett Station Partners, LLC, a New York-based principal investment firm, has agreed to sell Twin Peaks, a national sports bar & grill franchise company, to FAT Brands for $300 million. Twin Peaks is

Sally Beauty Holdings Appoints New President and CEO

Denton, Texas — Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. has appointed Denise Paulonis as president and chief executive officer, effective October 1, 2021. She succeeds Chris Brickman who will be stepping down. Brickman will continue to serve as president and CEO of

Edible Expands Philadelphia Footprint with 7-Unit Deal

Philadelphia — Edible®, the world’s leader in the gifts and treats category, has signed a multi-unit agreement in Philadelphia with multi-brand operators Nilita Patel, Manisha Patel and Jimmy Shah of ANZ Hospitality LLC. With 1,000-plus locations nationwide, the Patels and

Dickey’s Signs 48-Unit Franchise Deal in Northeast

Dallas — Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the world’s largest barbecue franchise, is embarking on a huge development push in the Northeast. The company has signed a multi-unit area development agreement with Chaac Foods, LLC to develop 48 Dickey’s locations in 5

Slim Chickens Opens First Alabama Location

Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Slim Chickens, a leading fast-casual franchise in the better-chicken segment, has opened its newest restaurant at 685 Skyland Blvd. in Tuscaloosa, Ala., marking its first location in the state. Seasoned restaurant group Heart of the South is

U.S. Pave Expands Services to Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas — The newest addition to U.S. Pave’s network is in Austin, Texas, providing area businesses with commercial asphalt and paving services. U.S. paves offers asphalt installation and repairs, parking lot repair and striping, seal coating and sidewalk repair.

Ace Hardware to Open More Than 170 Stores this Year

Oak Brook, Ill. — Ace Hardware, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, has opened 110 new stores in 2021, and is planning to open at least an additional 60 stores by the end of the year. Ace operates