Personnel Updates

• Noodles & Company (30) Noodles & Company has named Stacey Pool as Chief Marketing Officer, effective Dec. 30.

• Pizza Hut Inc. (38) has announced that Chief Brand Officer Marianne Radley has left the company and no replacement has been named.

• Potbelly Corporation (22) has announced that CFO Tom Fitzgerald has left for a position at another company. They are currently searching for a replacement.


Industry Insight

• IHOP Restaurant System is planning to open a new restaurant concept called Flip’d in April 2020. The new Atlanta restaurant will feature a smaller building and will focus on grab and go dining.


Real Estate

• Artichoke Basille’s Pizza has opened its newest location in downtown Hartford, CT.

• Bad Daddy’s International opened a new location in Columbia, SC.

• Del Taco Restaurants Inc. has signed a new multi-unit franchisee deal that will see 10 new locations open across Washington and California.

• Huey Magoo’s Restaurants LLC has opened its first location in Loganville, GA.

• Tropical Smoothie Franchise Development Corp has signed a multi-unit franchise agreement to open up 38 new cafes in Colorado.



• Domino’s Pizza Inc plans to expand its GPS delivery tracking technology to all of its restaurants. Customers will be able to see their order being delivered on a virtual map and the service is designed to cut down on delivery times.