HEB Ops Exec Joins Schlotzsky's as President

ATLANTA -- FOCUS Brands, Inc., the franchisor and operator of more than 2,100 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes worldwide, has tapped the retail operations director at San Antonio-based H.E. Butt Grocery Co., Kelly Roddy, as brand president for Schlotzsky's, the toasted sandwich, soups, and salads restaurant franchise it bought in 2006.

Roddy served as HEB's director of sales and marketing before becoming director of retail operations. Before that, he was v.p. and executive director of new business development for Scholastic Corp.

FOCUS Brands president and c.e.o. Steve Romaniello had been leading Schlotzsky's while FOCUS looked for a president.

Schlotzsky's, based in Austin, Texas, has approximately 365 restaurants
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