Schlotzsky’s Is Now On Demand

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No need to get up, couch potatoes, because Carvel’s got a delivery app that going to bring Cookie Puss right to your door.
Focus Brands is rolling out the service for all its brands next week, including Carvel, Cinnabon, Auntie Annie’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli and Schlotzsky’s.

Focus promised to deliver in less than one hour, thanks to its partnership with Postmates, an app and web platform.
There is no minimum purchase. You can order a single Cinnabon if you want. But the typical Postmates fees apply, which start at $5 and can go higher depending on how far the Cinnabon travels and whether surge-like fees are in effect.
This is a high-tech departure for an 80-year-old company like Carvel, which is famous for its low-tech commercials advertising ice cream cakes like Fudgie the Whale, Cookie Puss and the Irish-themed Cookie O’ Puss.
Focus said the delivery service applies to 34 locations in Atlanta, where it’s headquartered, New York City, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.
Focus Brands said the delivery service is a “convenient opportunity for fans to savor the products they crave, like a Cinnabon Classic Roll, a Texas sized spud from McAlister’s or even an ice cream cake or a sundae from Carvel.”
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Delivery is all the rage for food companies that have traditionally relied on walk-in customers.
Taco Bell, owned by Yum! Brands (YUM), launched a delivery service last month, partnering with a startup called DoorDash, in California and Dallas. Chipolte and McDonald’s (MCD) started experimenting with delivery in New York City this year in conjunction with PostMates. Starbucks (SBUX) is testing a delivery service and Dunkin’ Donuts (DNKN) is planning one as well.
Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) started one-hour food delivery in May in Manhattan, partnering with D’Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy’s Bakery.

Schlotzsky’s Names Monte Jump Vice President of Global Marketing

ATLANTA – August 10, 2015 – Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, announced today that Monte Jump has been named Vice President of Global Marketing for the Lotz Better® fast-casual restaurant chain.

“Monte is a passionate and disciplined marketer whose broad consumer package goods and restaurant experience along with his innovative and results-driven marketing approach make him an ideal candidate for this position,” said FOCUS Brands Restaurant Group SVP of Marketing, Paul Macaluso. “We will look to his vast marketing experience to help grow sales and develop Schlotzsky’s into a global, multi-channel food service brand.”

Monte joins Schlotzsky’s with more than 25 years of experience in various marketing roles. Most recently, he served as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for Back Yard Burgers® in Nashville, Tenn. and concurrently led the company’s operations and marketing strategies. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Captain D’s®, where he was responsible for leading marketing activities including advertising, consumer research, PR, promotions, media planning, local marketing, and social media. His extensive background in marketing includes roles with Buffets, Inc., Carrabba’s Italian Grill®, Golden Corral®, T.G.I. Friday’s®, and more than a decade with PepsiCo.

Monte holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Southern Methodist University.

About Schlotzsky’s

Since 1971, Schlotzsky’s® has been the home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich. The menu has evolved with guests’ tastes to include the highest quality hot delicious sandwiches on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns, gourmet pizzas, Artisan flatbreads, oven-baked pastas, freshly made-to-order salads, savory soups and delicious Cinnabon® treats at co-branded locations. With more than 350 locations in 35 states, Schlotzsky’s is the fast-casual choice for a quick and fresh dining experience. For more information, visit www.schlotzskys.com.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.