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Marketing

Mark Mears joins Saladworks, at least temporarily

The former CMO of Cheesecake and Noodles & Co. is joining fellow Schlotzsky’s alumnus Kelly Roddy to facilitate expansion.

Operations

Investigation finds source of Focus’ data breach

Coding was inserted into the servers of Moe’s, McAlister’s and Schlotzsky’s to copy credit card information while on-premise transactions were being processed.

Here are some predictions from this week’s FSTEC conference.

Beto Guajardo brings deep strategic-planning and international experience to the post.

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Overhauled units have seen sales rise an average of 9%, according to its president.

Eschewing simplicity and a smaller footprint, Focus Brands’ sandwich specialist is calling attention to its scratch prep and Texas roots.

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These industry veterans are aiming for another hit with updates of what brought them success.

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