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casual dining

Leadership

Josh Kern named CraftWorks Chief Experience Officer

Kern will focus on efforts to improve customer service and marketing for the owner of Logan's Roadhouse.

Financing

Scotty’s Brewhouse files for bankruptcy

The company plans to close four underperforming locations.

In this week’s episode of RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive," the prominent franchisee also discusses his recent purchase of 368 Arby’s restaurants.

The sale is the Steak ‘n Shake owner is quietly reducing his holdings, which is big for both him and Cracker Barrell, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Despite improvement at Applebee’s and BJ’s, demand at varied menu chains remains weak, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company has named Jim Ilaria to be his successor.

The service is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to increase benefits for its 340,000 Wine Club members.

Coming off a major new menu change, the barbecue chain looks for new ways to boost revenue.

For Arc Group, which is on a buying spree, the deal was too good to pass up.

But comps rebounded into positive territory last month, the operator says.

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