The Mexican chain reported positive sales and profit growth in its first earnings report since going public.
Burrowes rejoins the brand after two years at Ruby Tuesday.

Increased customer spending is driving overall gains in the restaurant industry, while some segments show signs of struggle.
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The company—which operates CSP magazine, Restaurant Business magazine, FoodService Director magazine and more—is changing its name to Winsight.
The wage board formalized its plan to mandate the so-called living wage specifically for the hourly employees of quick-service restaurant chains. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to implement it by executive order.

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Operators are willing to give freebies to help foster that bond and technology is making it easier to target offers through loyalty programs and apps.
At the Produce Marketing Association’s annual foodservice conference, presenters demonstrated that now is the time to give vegetables (and fruits) star treatment.
A four-market test aims to claim bragging rights before McDonald's can.

The growing salad concept developed the wastED salad in conjunction with the Blue Hill brand to draw attention to food-waste reduction.
The burger chain, known for a streamlined menu with few frills, has followed up its recent foray into chicken sandwiches with The Roadside Burger.
One suitor has already bid $4 million for the nine-unit chain. An auction is slated for mid-September.
The frozen-foods line says the initial reaction buoys its hope that consumers are ready for an all-organic vegetarian drive-thru.
Systemwide sales for the brands were also helped by the addition of 141 and 52 units, respectively.