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KFC finally cracks the sandwich code

The chain’s new sandwich and fries have given the company a big lift this year. But it’s been helped along by its buckets.


Worker shortages hit some Boston Market stores on Thanksgiving

Some customers who came to pick up prepaid dinners at the fast casual left empty handed due to “isolated instances of being extremely short-staffed,” the chain said.

The fast casual is recovering from the pandemic but it said its growth is being slowed in cities where it is having a hard time finding employees.

The tech-enabled fast casual, which has nine locations, nabbed a $4 million cash infusion less than a year ago from industry veteran Greg Dollarhyde.

The fast casual’s food costs are soaring and it is looking for ways to assert more control over its supply chain.

Bitticks previously spent seven years in operations with Blaze Pizza.

The fast casual is testing chili-spiced Pollo Asado alongside its traditional chicken offering at 95 restaurants in Cincinnati and Sacramento.

Zach McLeroy to become chairman. Acoca, the former El Pollo Loco CEO, becomes the chicken finger chain’s first non-founder leader in its 30-year history.

The chicken chain’s sales were hurt last quarter because its stores had reduced hours or closed dining areas. Its growth was partly to blame.

Keith Anderkin was promoted to the role from vice president of supply chain and quality assurance for the fast-casual chicken finger brand.

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