Personnel Updates

• Bloomin’ Brands Inc. (103) announced the CIO Donagh M. Herlihy is leaving the company. No replacement has been announced.

• Coolgreens (8) has promoted Todd Madlener to the position of President and COO.

• First Watch Restaurants Inc. (34) has named Greg Barber to the newly created role of Chief Transformation Officer.

• Paris Baguette USA Inc. (8) has promoted Darren Tipton to CEO. He replaces Jack Moran who retired January 1st.


Industry Insight

• P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Restaurants plans to open a new To Go only restaurant in Chicago. The store will open in February and will focus on carryout and delivery.


Real Estate

• Del Taco Restaurants Inc. has opened a new location in Espanola, NM.

• Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. is closing 19 of its Taco Cubana restaurants in Texas.

• Huey Magoo’s Restaurants LLC has finished a new franchising deal that will see 6 new restaurants open in Florida this year.

• Mountain Mike’s Pizza has opened a new location in Newport Beach, CA.

• Zaxby’s Franchising Inc. has opened a new location in Midlothian, VA.