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Leadership

Bloomin’ Brands’ Liz Smith to surrender CEO job

She’ll be succeeded in April by finance chief Dave Deno.

Financing

Buffalo Wild Wings’ turnaround is underway, franchisee says

Sixty-four-unit operator Diversified Restaurant Holdings said the chain’s rejuvenation efforts delivered his company’s first positive comps in three years.

Porch Swing offers “polished comfort food” and marks Swad’s return to the restaurant business.

After a rough end to 2018, the casual chain is tweaking its strategy to lure back guests, particularly for dine-in service.

With a new executive team, the chain is prepared for major growth and a possible public offering.

The casual-dining operation lost $10.6 million on a 4.5% drop in comps, most of it from a traffic decline.

The chain’s new president, Lyle Tick, joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk about his strategies for lifting sales.

Takeout sales grew 20% last quarter as the company’s focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas paid off.

How can restaurants appeal to the growing number of diners interested in family dining? Here’s a few ideas for inspiration.

Social Monk, an Asian fast casual, is scheduled to open next week, with North Italia set to be acquired in Q3 and Flower Child in 2021.

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