Raving Brands! Recruits Marketer

DALLAS Brian Curin has been named vice president of marketing for Raving Brands!, the company said.

Curin, 30, joins the Atlanta-based restaurant franchisor from Cold Stone Creamery in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was director of marketing. He oversaw all of Cold Stone’s marketing efforts and later became an area developer and multi-unit franchisee throughout the Caribbean.

In his newly created position, Curin will manage the Moe’s Southwest Grill, Mama Fu’s Asian House and Doc Green’s Gourmet Salads brands. He also will work closely with a complementary marketing arm in managing the growth of sister brands Planet Smoothie, PJ’s Coffee and Shane’s Rib Shack.

“Raving Brands! owns a dynamic portfolio of concepts,” said Curin. “Moe’s, Mama Fu’s and Doc Green’s are all at various stages of brand maturation, all still young. But they have a growing community of franchisees eager to open more than 800 [stores] in the next few years.”

Raving Brands! said it expects to have more than 1,000 restaurants in operation by 2008.