Mike Shattuck

Focus Brands sees potential in international growth

Shattuck says Auntie Anne's could replace Cinnabon in terms of overall international growth in 2013.

Focus Brands opened more than 200 international restaurants in 2012, and the company plans to do the same in 2013.

During the past couple of years, international expansion has been a priority for the Atlanta-based parent company of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Carvel Ice Cream, Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Schlotzsky’s. So much so that in November, the company opened its 1,000th international location: a co-branded Cinnabon and Au

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