By Rachel Balko
- Atlanta-based Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits is collaborating with casual dining giant Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, based in Chicago, to create "Popeyes Cajun Kitchen," a new chain of French Quarter-themed restaurants. The first of the New Orleans-style bistros, which will feature open kitchens, is slated to open this fall in Chicago, with a second location planned for Atlanta sometime next year.
- Thomas K. Gandee, a former franchisee of Floor Coverings International (FCI), is now the Forest Park, Georgia-based company's new owner and CEO. In less than one year, Gandee, 50, went from franchisee of the mobile floor covering company to director of national accounts to president--and ultimately to his present position.
- The Franchise Center at the University of Texas at El Paso will hold a Franchise Management seminar October 1-3 at the El Paso Camino Real Hotel. For more information, call (915) 747-7730.
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