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casual dining

Leadership

Famous Dave's parent hires global development expert to lead franchising

Manny Packing was most recently director of international real estate and construction for Inspire Brands.

Financing

Amid pandemic uncertainty, Darden finds less is more

Olive Garden’s parent has hit on a more streamlined business model that it intends to take beyond the COVID era.

Jimmy John's vet Gregg Majewski intends to bulldoze what's been holding back the industry's largest collection of stir-fry concepts for decades.

Labor challenges contributed to a difficult summer at the chain, but it has a few reasons to feel optimistic.

Jenkins, who helmed the eatertainment brand through the depths of the pandemic to a record-setting quarter, will stay on as an advisor with the chain until the end of November.

It has partnered with the Dallas-based Saxton Group to open 10 locations of the fast casual in Texas and Oklahoma.

In the nearly 30 years since opening his first restaurant, Fox has become a concept developer whose ideas regularly get scooped up by big-time investors and chains.

The 423-unit chain has seen a quick recovery from the pandemic and would be the industry’s third offering of 2021.

Brinker International, which is buying up franchised units, did not reveal how much it paid Chesapeake Foods for the Mid-Atlantic region restaurants.

The recent flurry of earnings reports shows a sector enjoying a clear boom. The question is, will it last?

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