| Don Sniegowski
| Dec 16 | food
Inside a Knoxville, TN Mooyah around 3:30 p.m. on a weekend. Photo/Blue MauMau
PLANO, Texas – At the end of October, the co-founder of the Mooyah better burger concept, Rich Hicks, sent notice (pdf) to the system's quick service restaurant owners, informing them that Mooyah and the firm's new CEO Bill Spae were parting ways. Hicks immediately took over as the franchising company's interim CEO and announced that the firm would begin looking for a permanent CEO.
Spae had been hired by the burger chain of now 54 franchises just ten months earlier. He came to Mooyah from the position of chief operating officer of Cici's Pizza, with its 512 franchised units.
Mooyah is characterized by single-unit franchise owners and a few area representatives, which the company calls...