September 7, 2016
Cici's Acquired by Arlon Group
The Arlon Group has acquired Cici's in partnership with the pizza chain's management team. As part of the deal, Cicis' senior management team, led by CEO Darin Harris, will continue to guide the business.
The Melt Hires Ralph Bower as CEO, Upgrades Store Design
Ralph Bower was named CEO of The Melt. Former CEO and founder Jonathan Kaplan will continue on as chairman of the board.
This Week in Foodservice: No Drama in Latest NRA Data, Foodservice Hiring Up; Analyst Bucks Recession Talks With "Buys" and More
FE&S blogger Jerry Stiegler examines news that’s worth another look: National Restaurant Association data shows a slight improvement in industry performance in July; foodservice hiring shot up in August; One Wall Street analyst says naysayers are missing the entire picture; The NPD Group reports restaurant traffic flat and the union targeting McDonald’s has its own labor problems.
Ric Scicchitano Becomes President of Which Wic
Ric Scicchitano has assumed the role of president of Which Wich Superior Sandwiches. This is a newly created position for the Dallas-based chain.
Mitigate Risk: Motivate Hand-Washing
Hand-washing continues to rapidly move from a tiring and trivial irritation to an existential threat. The game-changing news for managing risk is real-time compliance information.
Cosi Searches for New CEO/President and CFO
The search is on at Cosi Inc. for two new C-suite executives following the termination of its CEO and president and resignation of its CFO.
Dessert-Only Concepts Hit Sweet Spot
Despite the trend in healthier eating, Americans still love dessert. Restaurants are responding by expanding their menu offerings with sweet treats.
Phil Costner New CEO of Granite City Food & Brewery
Phil Costner was named CEO of Granite City Food & Brewery and Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill. The appointment follows former CEO Rob Doran's retirement.