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Sizzler sues the SBA to get access to PPP funds

The steak-and-salad bar chain, which emerged from bankruptcy in January, argues that the agency is improperly putting a hold on its Paycheck Protection Program application.

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Ground Round to give a beer concept a try

A new spinoff called GR Kitchen & Taps will be paired with a hotel.

The industry veteran will serve as the chief restaurant officer for the upscale casual dining concept and winery.

The segment's strong April is attributed to both short-term and long-term factors, with plenty of uncertainty sprinkled in.

Garrett Mills played in the NFL for six years. But his next play will be to take the casual dining barbecue chain national.

The casual-dining operator says that labor is its biggest challenge, and it's already feeling pressure on profit margins.

The movie theater-restaurant chain has emerged from bankruptcy with a new CEO and is reopening locations as customers start venturing out again.

Sales plunged by more than a quarter and more than 5% of casual dining chains' units were shuttered as the pandemic put restrictions on dine-in service. Olive Garden is now the sector's biggest chain.

Crowd Out Capital’s $32 million bid for the company has been approved as a dispute with another lender is ended, paving away for it to emerge from bankruptcy this month.

The experiments come as the barbecue chain and sister concept Granite City are finding traction with dual branding, ghost kitchens and new service models.

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