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Leadership

Iron Hill Brewery hires Chris Westcott as CEO

The former Rosa Mexicano chief replaces Kim Boerema, who left the brewpub chain for Hard Rock Cafe in March.

Financing

BurgerFi to buy Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza for $161.3M

Ian Baines will become the CEO of BurgerFi once the deal is closed while the private equity firm L Catterton will become one of its largest shareholders.

Nearly half of the delivery-only outposts will be in international markets.

Consumers gravitated toward higher-end, experience-driven restaurants as they celebrated this summer, but true white-tablecloth places are still feeling the pandemic pinch.

New owner PPX Hospitality is trying the brand as a virtual concept in Chicago and Columbus ahead of plans to open physical restaurants there.

BBQ Holdings will focus on the five-unit Tahoe Joe's chain it won at auction, rendering Old Country Buffet and its sister brands dead for now.

The 50-unit chain is breaking sales records with a proven concept and some pandemic-era adaptations.

The cafeteria chain has already sold both of its restaurant brands and is still shopping its foodservice management business and remaining real estate.

The newly public chain continues to innovate within its “daytime dining” framework, adding alcohol and developing a prototype designed to drive more top-line sales.

The Chicago-style pizza chain was valued at $500 million in the sale, Bloomberg reported.

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