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Chris Turner

Yum! Brands has named Chris Turner their new Chief Financia Officer. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of PepsiCo.

Dan Wheeler

Wahlburgers has named Dan Wheeler their new Senior Vice President of Marketing and Innovation. He previously held positions at Dunkin' Brands.

Natalia Franco

McAlister's Deli named Natalia Franco as their new Chief Marketing Officer. She previously held the role of Chief Brand and Strategy Officer at California Pizza Kitchen.

Kristen Wellen

Wag N'Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming appointed Kristen Wellen to Vice President of Marketing. Wellen previously worked for WellBiz Brands, Inc.

Carl Loredo

Wendy's has promoted Carl Loredo to Chief Marketing Officer. He previously served the role of Vice President of Brand Marketing for the company.



Within the first half of 2019, Pet Supplies Plus made 22 agreements that contain 46 new franchise store deals. The new stores will be located in Florida, Texas, Michigan, Kentucky, New Hampshire, and California.



The Goddard School, a franchise of Goddard Systems, Inc., announced its 500th location in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. These schools teach children the knowledge and skills that will help them have a successful future. The franchise location will be run by Bill and Jodi Straub.



The management company TPG Growth has acquired Crunch Fitness. TPG plans on doubling the size of Crunch Fitness within the next three to five years. Crunch Fitness was founded in 1989, and now operates more than 300 locations across Spain, Canada, the United States, and Australia.



TITLE Boxing Club signed a 25-unit franchise agreement for Mexico City, making it a record deal for the franchise. The locations will be owned by TITLE Boxing Club franchisees Alan and Jack Sandoval.



Qdoba partnered with the multi-unit operator Premier Queso Kings, LLC for a 20-unit deal. They plan to develop locations in Alabama and Atlanta.



Wayback Burgers opened two new locations in Europe, one in Manitoba, Canada, and the other in Hofof, Saudi Arabia. The franchise is eager to expand internationally, and has also opened three other locations, with ten or more set to open within the year.



Potbelly Sandwich Shop opened its first California location in May. The franchise location is the first shop coming out of a multi-unit franchise development deal that the brand has...

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