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The nostalgic brand reports growth with its modern prototype.
Dave Orenstein is joining the 19-unit venture after serving as CEO of Lone Star, among other casual players.
Chains are revamping mozzarella sticks, chips, breaded veggies and dips.
The casual-dining chain plans to buy out small shareholders to cut costs.
The company has a potential buyer in a deal valued at $20 million.
When it comes to restaurant brands, the sales leaders are not always consumers’ favorites for a variety of reasons. Chains best at parlaying customer satisfaction into sales are hard to beat.
The company says it will focus on organic growth after shareholders block a proposed merger with Ninety Nine Restaurants.
Even the great Carnac couldn't have foreseen the role marijuana is about to play in restaurant sales, and that's just one of the who'd-have-believed-it developments.
Shifting consumer demands have hammered the likes of Applebee's and Chili's, and their recovery is uncertain, says RB's The Bottom Line.
The casual chain is offering diners two of its Custom Built Combos for $20.
These emerging chains are the growth vehicles to watch—the ones poised to be major industry players in the coming years.
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RB’s exclusive ranking of the highest-grossing independent restaurants
Peter Romeo highlights the moments restaurateurs miss at their own peril
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