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Bennigan’s appointed Lucas Dudley franchise operations manager, Yedid Dudley training manager, Don Holly director of operations and Kathy McGee vice president of supply chain logistics and administration. 

Boneheads named Brett Sheley director of franchise, Brooke Humphries marketing and franchise support coordinator and Randy Morris a member of the franchise sales and support team.

Perkins Coie announced that Joyce Mazero has joined the firm’s Dallas office as a partner in its Franchising & Distribution, Food & Beverage and Retail Industries and Consumer Products practices.  

GROWTH

Corner Bakery signed multi-unit development agreements to bring five cafes to the Northwest, three to northern Baltimore and 10 to New York.

Home2 Suites by Hilton announced the opening of its first unit outside the United States in Mexico.   

Papa Murphy’s opened its 1,400th store, which is located in Phoenix.

Pie Five Pizza awarded 38 franchise units to ALC Hospitality, a restaurant management company owned by Alyse Cohen, who will bring the concept to northern Virginia, southern Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Jay Perron is vice president of government relations & public policy for the International Franchise Association.
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