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casual dining

Marketing

Casual restaurant chains aim to score with new football promos

The new customer lures range from free delivery to guaranteed group reservations.

Leadership

Mike Nolan named CEO of Johnny Rockets

The company’s president is replacing John Maguire, who is leaving.

The bookstore chain’s challenges operating full-service locations prove not everybody can do it, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The former Potbelly CFO had spent a time as that chain’s interim CEO.

ExWorks, one of the brand’s lenders, has taken over ownership and named Philip Kaplan CEO.

Arc Group bought the four-unit chain for $12.3 million, marking its second acquisition.

In a ho-hum quarter, some full-service chains stood out, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company says its same-store sales rose 9.4% in the second quarter, thanks in part to its focus on sports.

The company reported its second-straight profitable quarter.

One of the chain’s largest operators posted deeper losses and a 6.4% drop in comps.

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