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Leadership

Cooper’s Hawk names Michael Coyne CFO

The former Potbelly CFO had spent a time as that chain’s interim CEO.

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.

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.