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Financing

Gameworks gets a new owner and a new CEO

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

Financing

Tilted Kilt’s new owner completes purchase of Fat Patty’s

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.

Real Mex Restaurants files for debt protection and has a buyer willing to pay $47 million.

Differing approaches by BJ’s and Texas Roadhouse show there’s no single approach, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

A more local approach to marketing is taking hold at Bloomin’ Brands, while discounting takes a back seat.

The onetime CEO of Fired Up and COO of Brinker International spent his whole professional life in casual dining, starting at age 24 at the first Chili’s.