JULY 17, 2014 | ISSUE 145


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CKE Restaurants Names International Division President


Carpinteria, Calif. - Over his 30-year career with CKE, Ned Lyerly has been a strong, stable advocate for CKE franchisees and for franchise growth in domestic and international markets.









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NPC International, Inc. Acquires 56 Wendy's Units

Overland Park, Kan. - NPC is the world's largest Pizza Hut franchisee; the Wendy's restaurants will be owned and operated by NPC's subsidiary, NPC Quality Burgers, Inc.

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Moe's Southwest Grill Inks 120 New Franchise Deals

Atlanta - Moe's Southwest Grill® has signed 120 new franchise deals in the first 6 months of 2014, a record-breaking high for the brand.

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Starbucks Debuts First Store in Colombia




Bogota, Colombia - Starbucks Coffee Company has debuted its first store in Colombia honoring the country's rich coffee heritage and the company's 43-year history purchasing premium arabica coffee from Colombian farmers. Located in the stylish Parque de la 93 in Bogota, the three-level store is serving 100% Colombian coffee.


Starbucks® stores in Colombia will be operated by a joint venture with two of the company's longest-term business partners in Latin America: Alsea and Grupo Nutresa. Alsea has partnered with Starbucks for nearly a dozen years in the region and currently operates more than 520 Starbucks® stores in Mexico, Argentina and Chile. Colcafe, a subsidiary of Grupo Nutresa, Colombia's leading food company, worked with Starbucks to create Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew soluble coffee and continues to be an innovative, strategic partner in manufacturing and now retail. Starbucks entry into Colombia marks an expansion of Starbucks relationship with Grupo Nutresa and Colcafe as the companies partner to offer Colombian customers locally sourced and roasted espresso, drip and packaged coffee at Starbucks® stores in Colombia.


Starbucks® stores in Colombia will be the first anywhere in the world to serve exclusively locally sourced Starbucks® coffee.


"We are very proud to be roasting 100% Colombian coffee for Starbucks and to be the first market in the world to serve exclusively locally sourced Starbucks coffee," says Carlos Gallego, CEO of Grupo Nutresa.


"Over the next 5 years we plan to add 50 stores and more than 1,000 partners (employees) in Bogota and other major cities across Colombia," says Alberto Torrado, chairman of Alsea.  
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DWM Facilities Maintenance Promotes Paul Meeks to EVP of Projects




Latham, N.Y. - Meeks will be responsible for enhancing on-time, on-budget project completions. Read more.









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