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Emerging Brands

Texas Roadhouse to speed growth of Jaggers brand with franchise deal

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

Emerging Brands

How Sam Fox went from college dropout to one of the country’s most successful restaurateurs

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?

The casual chain reserved $1.8 million from its second-quarter earnings to cover the cost of throwing away unsold suds.

Bloomin' Brands posted an average rise in restaurant-level operating profits of five percentage points.

Same-store sales in July rose 25.5% over 2019, but management warned investors that margins are still under pressure because of labor and commodity inflation.

The polished casual chain will invest in new database technology and the development of an "on-brand" loyalty program. Messaging will focus on raising awareness of the brand.

Staffing challenges aren't hampering sales, which are running 10% over pre-pandemic levels.

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