casual_dining

Operations

Dixie Restaurants closing all units

Operations will cease at the company’s two family-dining concepts.

Financing

Under new management, will Elephant Bar march again?

The pared-down casual chain now has an experienced operator with a diverse slate of concepts at the helm.

An investor has set up a website to make its case that the brand's direction should change. The site also invites franchisees to share improvements they'd like to see in the chain's business practices.

The company said its same-store sales are down 5.1% this quarter.

Inspire Brands continues to lay its infrastructure with the recruitment of former Qdoba President Tim Casey.

Full-service chicken-wing chains are hatching quick-serve spinoffs.

The former Ruby Tuesday executive will take over for the retired G.J. Hart.

Situations at Applebee's, Dunkin' and Darden will be true tests of some promising leaders' mettle.

Some big chains are reversing themselves on customization, delivery, portioning and new-age staffing moves.

The casual-dining chain operator also named Dan Kiernan president of Olive Garden.

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