Multi-concept operator FOCUS Brands promoted Paul Macaluso to brand president of its McAlister’s Deli restaurant chain.

Macaluso’s background includes more than 20 years of operations, franchising and marketing experience with such restaurant chains as Taco Bell, Burger King, and Sonic Drive-In. He joined FOCUS Brands in 2011 as vice president of marketing for the company’s Moe’s Southwest Grill concept and has transitioned into several roles of increasing responsibility, including senior vice president of marketing.