July 29, 2013 // Franchising.com // Lancaster, Pa. – Auntie Anne’s, Inc., the franchisor of the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel chain recently announced the addition of Andy Kmiec to the executive team. Kmiec, who has been with Auntie Anne’s in a variety of operational and leasing roles since 1999 has been promoted to Associate Vice President, Real Estate.
In this position, Kmiec will oversee the leasing, specialty retail, and franchise sales departments. His responsibilities include the strategic oversight of identifying new growth opportunities throughout the United States, landlord partnership development, and finding locations for franchise partners.
Prior to this promotion, Kmiec served as Director of Real Estate, East Coast. He also held positions in the operations department. A resident of Lancaster, Pa., Kmiec earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Grove City College in Grove City, Pa.
At its 1,380 locations around the world, Auntie Anne’s mixes, twists and bakes pretzels to golden brown perfection all day long in full view of guests. Auntie Anne’s can be found in malls, outlet centers, and Walmarts as well as in non-traditional spaces including universities, airports, travel plazas and military bases. It projects 100 new store openings in the U.S. throughout 2013 and continues to seek entrepreneurs interested in owning Auntie Anne’s locations. For more information, visit Auntie Anne's Franchising website, Facebook page, Twitter or YouTube account.
SOURCE: Auntie Anne's
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