Personnel Updates

• Doctor’s Associates Inc. (100) has hired Mike Kappitt in the newly created role of COO and he will also be overseeing consumer insights.


Industry Insight

• Inspire Brands is seeking franchisees that will be multi-unit operators across its four brands: Jimmy John’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Arby’s, and Sonic. The company also said that it is planning more company acquisitions in the near future.


Real Estate

• Farmer Boys Food Inc. is celebrating the grand opening of their 100th location in Perris, CA.

• MOOYAH Franchise LLC has opened a new location in Orlando, FL. This is the second location in Orlando and the company plans to open a third restaurant this July. The burger chain has also planned a redesign of its stores and this Orlando location is the first restaurant to feature the changes.

• Mountain Mike’s Pizza has opened a new location in Los Banos, CA. This is the chain’s second location in the area.

• Ono Hawaiian BBQ has opened their newest location in Sacramento and it is the chain’s 92nd location overall.

• SlapFish Restaurant Group has opened a new location in Hilton Head, SC. This location will be the company’s first standalone location as the restaurant is a remodeled convenience store.



• Taco Bell Corp. has instituted a veggie mode on its self-service ordering kiosk. The one button activation brings up a menu of over 50 Taco Bell items that have been certified by the American Vegetarian Association.