Atlanta / GA. (prn) Focus Brands Inc., franchisor and operator of over 6,000 bakeries, restaurants, cafés, and ice cream shops, announced a milestone in the company’s international growth with the opening of its 1,500th international store last month, an «Auntie Anne’s» in Liverpool, United Kingdom. This opening continues Focus Brands’ strategic expansion into international markets with now over 1,500 international locations of its restaurant properties, including «Cinnabon», «Auntie Anne’s», «Carvel», «Moe´s Southwest Grill», «Schlotzky´s», and «Jamba Juice» in certain international markets. Auntie Anne’s first international location opened in Indonesia in 1995 and its largest international presence is in South Korea. Cinnabon’s first international store opened in 1988 in Canada and looks forward to building its presence in the United Kingdom. Focus Brands currently enjoys an international presence in more than 55 countries and regions, including locations in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Middle East and South Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. The company has already opened more than 100 new international locations this year.