BUSINESS BRIEFS: Grayson gets Buffalo's Cafe

Brad Rahinsky

Brad Rahinsky

GRAYSON -- Buffalo's Cafe in Grayson recently opened its doors to the public.

Under the ownership of Paul Dalrymple, the restaurant is located at 1365 Hwy. 20 (Grayson Highway), Lawrenceville.

"The Buffalo's family is excited to expand into brand new areas of Metro Atlanta to give our guests more convenience and choices when eating out," said Shaun Curtis, COO of Buffalo's Franchise Concepts Inc. "This is one of many new locations under development in the region."

The Grayson restaurant is one of three new locations that are opening in 2013.

For more information about the new location, email grayson@buffaloscafe.com.

Gwinnett County resident promoted

ATLANTA DeKalb-based Hotel Equities recently promoted Gwinnett resident Brad Rahinsky to the position of Senior Vice President.

Rahinsky's responsibilities at the hotel development and management company include oversight of business development, acquisition and the overall strategic growth of the organization through various platforms.

"Brad plays an integral role in working with the various teams within Hotel Equities to improve on and develop identified opportunities and attract new business possibilities," said HE President and CEO Fred Cerrone. "He has proved that he is an outstanding asset to our team. He continues to help us achieve profit objectives for all of Hotel Equities' key stakeholders."

With 25 years in the hospitality industry, Rahinsky provides a mix of operational expertise and sales and marketing strategy. He joined Hotel Equities in early 2012 from TIG Global/Micros, where he served as the firm's regional director with responsibility for the Southeastern United States as well as Latin and Central America.

Rahinsky holds a B.S. degree in Communication Arts with a minor in Marketing from the University of West Florida. Residents of Dacula, in Gwinnett County Georgia, he and his wife Tricia are the parents of three children.

Wingstop to open in Duluth

DULUTH -- Wingstop has signed a franchise development agreement to open its first restaurants in Duluth.

The two-store agreement happened thanks to Duluth resident Anila Lalani. Lalani, who currently works as a research oncology nurse. She is reviewing sites and plans to open her first location later this year.

"My husband and I have lived in Duluth for several years and love being part of the community," said Lalani. "We're excited to introduce Wingstop to new fans. There's really nothing else like it here in Duluth, and we can't wait to open our first restaurant."

Currently, Wingstop has three restaurants in the Augusta-area, a location in Columbus and three throughout the Atlanta area with 16 more locations under construction or in development in the state.

"I've been a huge fan of the Wingstop product since I worked in Lufkin, Texas right after college. When we started to consider opening a new franchise, I immediately thought of Wingstop," added Lalani. "The quality of the food is exceptional and the simplicity of the concept is what really sold us on the brand as operators."

With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features classic and boneless wings, chicken strips and Glider sandwiches all sauced and hand-tossed in 10 original flavors. Homemade side dishes include fresh-cut seasoned fries, made daily from Idaho potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad.

Primerica VP selected as top communications executive

DULUTH -- Mark Supic, executive VP corporate communications at Primerica has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a top communications executive for 2012.

Supic said he's "honored that ExecRank chose me to join this group of distinguished communications professionals. After 25 years with Primerica, everyday continues to offer new opportunities and challenges to ensure that our brand, image and core messages are enhanced, promoted and protected. I'm fortunate to work for a great company and talented colleagues."

Supic joined Primerica in 1987 as manager of corporate relations. He received consistent promotions and increased responsibilities through the department and was named vice president in 1994, senior vice president in 1998 and executive vice president in 2003.

he is in charge of all media relations for the company and its sales force. He performs industry market research projects and assists with government relations, marketing communications and investor relations.

Primerica is headquartered in Duluth.