JUNE 12, 2014 | ISSUE 140


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Corner Bakery Cafe to Open First Wisconsin Location

Chicago and Milwaukee - Corner Bakery Cafe will begin construction within the next few weeks and is projecting to open later this year. Operator Neo Fourno Inc. plans to open 10 new cafes in Madison and Milwaukee over the next 5 years.









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Dunkin' Donuts Plans First Traditional Restaurants in California

Canton, Mass. - Dunkin' Donuts restaurants are planned to open in Downey, Long Beach, Modesto, Santa Monica and Whittier before the end of 2014.

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Noodles & Company Celebrates 400th Location

Broomfield, Colo. - "We believe there is an opportunity to operate 2,500 Noodles & Company locations over time and will continue to steadily work toward that goal," says CEO Kevin Reddy.










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New York's Popbar Opens First West Coast Location

Anaheim, Calif. - Popbar, the makers of customizable, all-natural gelato treats, hosted their grand opening celebration May 31, 2014 in Anaheim, Calif. Read more.









Famous Dave's Chairman Resigns




Minneapolis - Executive turnover at Famous Dave's continues. Late last week, Famous Dave's of America, Inc.


announced the resignation of Chairman Dean Riesen from the company's board of directors. Riesen had served on the company's board since 2003, and as chairman since 2011.


"I would like to thank Dean for his contributions to Famous Dave's," says Ed Rensi, Famous Dave's CEO. Rensi himself is a relative newcomer to the company, having been named interim CEO and then permanent CEO this year after his stint as CEO of McDonald's USA.


"Famous Dave's future has never been brighter," Rensi continues. "This is a national brand with unique growth potential. We have a strong management team and board of directors and we are prepared to move forward and realize our full potential."


No successor to Riesen was immediately named. Riesen's exit is the latest of several management changes at Famous Dave's. To read more on the recent executive shake up, click here.


Famous Dave's of America, Inc. develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. Currently, the company owns 53 locations and franchises 141 additional units in 34 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Canada.





SOURCE: Famous Dave's of America



NCR Restaurant Software Selected by Pollo Campero's North American Operations

Duluth, Ga. - World's largest Latin chicken restaurant chain relies on global tech company's POS software to improve operations and increase sales. Read more.







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