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Food Service Industry News

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Le Duff America Inc Names Olivier Poirot As New CEO
Poirot to focus on growth, franchising for la Madeleine and Bruegger's Bagels

New Restaurant Law Center Fights for Industry
The Restaurant Law Center will provide legal advocacy and strategy to the industry on cases that may threaten business, operators and employees.

ARC Group Announces Appointment Of Seenu G Kasturi As President And Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kasturi Will Also Serve as Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors

Baja Fresh Opens Restaurant in Trevose Pennsylvania
Baja Fresh Mexican Gril announced today a grand opening celebration in honor of its newest Baja Fresh location in Trevose, Pennsylvania on January 19, 2017. The new Baja Fresh is located at 551 East Street Road in Trevose.

Boston Market Poised For Continued Expansion In 2017
In 2017, Boston Market plans to build on its current restaurant count of 462 with the opening of 12 new restaurants in the United States, as well as 4 new restaurants internationally.

Captain Ds Names Bob Kraut Chief Marketing Officer
Captain D's LLC announced today that Bob Kraut has joined its executive team as chief marketing officer. Bob will be responsible for leading, developing and executing the company's marketing strategies to further increase brand awareness and continue the brand's strong sales growth.

Craig Prusher Named Executive Vice President And Chief Legal Officer for Churchs Chicken
Prusher, who has been with Church's Chicken since 2012, has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary where he led a team of top-performing lawyers and other legal professionals in helping grow the brand, mitigate risk and provide business-oriented legal solutions, globally.

Dickeys Barbecue Pit Opens Ninth Location in the State of Michigan
Residents of Wixom and Novi can find their newest Dickey's location at 48975 Grand River Avenue, Suite 300 Novi, MI 48374. The phone number is 248-923-1227.

Dominos Locations Throughout New York City to Hire 200 New Team Members
New minimum wage increase has made Domino's among the highest paying pizza delivery companies in New York City

Fazolis Closes 2016 With 15 Consecutive Quarters Of SameStore Sales Growth And Signing Of 11 Franchise Agreements
Fazoli's today announced year-end achievements for 2016 with the signing of 11 franchise agreements to develop a total of 25 new restaurants nationwide. In addition, the brand marked a record breaking 15 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth and opened five restaurants, most recently in Washington, Missouri and Bonaire, Georgia.

Letha Kunshier Named Vice President Human Resources for Granite City Food Brewery
Kunshier started her career with Granite City Food & Brewery 15 years ago as a server and has held multiple positions representative of her love for the Granite City brand, including director of recruiting. In her new position, Kunshier will oversee human resources for Granite City and the entire Cadillac Ranch portfolio of restaurants.

Margaritas Mexican Showcasing Mexican Culture in New England By Shannon Straub
I had the pleasure of traveling to Massachusetts with a film crew to produce a video with long-time Oracle Hospitality customer, Margaritas.

NRAs Sweeney Remembers Industry Vet Farquharson
The foodservice veteran was known for his leadership qualities and commitment to educating operators on the importance of food safety.

Pie Five Pizza Co Opens in Lufkin TX
Pie Five Pizza Co is opening its first location in Lufkin, TX at 4415 South Medford Dr. on Friday, January 20.

Restaurant Technologies Forecasts the Year of the Smarter Kitchen at NAFEM Show 2017
The company plans to showcase its award-winning Total Oil Management solution, an automated oil management system, and recently launched AutoMist™, an automated hood, flue and fan cleaner.

Restaurant Trends Growing And Emerging Concepts Change and Activity January 18 2017
Update from on growing and emerging restaurant concepts

Shannon Johnson Joins Pilot Flying J As Vice President of Food Innovation
Johnson is a new senior leadership team member responsible for the continuous development of the PJ Fresh Marketplace brand, as well as a variety of new and innovative food and beverage options for guests.

The Melting Pot Signs Second Path to Grow Franchise Agreement
The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. announced today it has signed its second franchise agreement funded by its "Path to Grow" financing program (PGP), granting ownership of the Destin, Florida Melting Pot to Lucinda Hollis, who is currently an area manager of the brand's Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina locations.

The ONE Group Announces Opening of STK Denver
TOG’s signature restaurant brand expands to new city; marks first location in midsize market

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Achieves Significant Growth And Nationwide Expansion In 2016
Kicks off 20th Anniversary with Third Consecutive Year of Positive Comp Sales and Signing of 160 Franchise Agreements