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Joe Carbonara

Double Dose of Disruption

Business leaders often look over their shoulders trying to find the next disruptive player or event that will shake up their organizations. Well, in a matter of weeks spanning August to the beginning of September, the foodservice industry got a double dose of disruption.


Juan Martinez

Electronic Ordering Insights

Kiosk ordering seems all the rage in today’s foodservice industry. While the process seems simple and intuitive for many consumers, implementation is another story. 


Jerry Stiegler

Retail Sales Up, Panda Restaurant Group Invests in Urbane Cafe, Pizza Hut Develops New Oven-Hot Delivery System, and More

Total retail sales rose in September, as did restaurant sales, per the U.S. Census Bureau. Pizza Hut has developed an improved pouch for delivery orders. Urbane Cafe has received a strategic investment from the founders of the Panda Restaurant Group. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.



FOCUS Brands Promotes Cole and Guith

New president named for Cinnabon.

Joe Guith was promoted to president from chief operating officer for Cinnabon, Inc. He replaces Kat Cole who was promoted to group president by Cinnabon's parent company FOCUS Brands.

In her new role, Cole will oversee the business and growth of all FOCUS brands in consumer packaged goods, foodservice licensing, global licensed platforms and e-commerce channels. Cole and Guith will work together under the FOCUS Brands umbrella to accelerate the multichannel development of Cinnabon, while Guith focuses on the core franchise business and corporate team advancement.

Guith has more than 20 years of experience in foodservice, consumer products and retail. His background includes working with such companies as Coca Cola and Yum! Brands.

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