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Fast Casual

Financing

With office workers at home, Corner Bakery struggles

The fast-casual chain is reportedly hiring restructuring advisors, making it the latest urban chain to face challenges, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Operations

Melting Pot is working on a hybrid concept

Melting Pot Social blends signatures of the fondue chain with fast-casual elements.

The 16-unit New York chain, which was struggling heading into the pandemic, has an agreement to be sold to Aurify Brands.

The private equity firm partnered with management on the deal for the fast-growing chain.

The sandwich chain added the operations veteran to aid in its turnaround efforts.

The high-volume chain plans to open a restaurant providing self-service as well as table service, for beer and food. New technology will be the enabler.

This week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” features Keith Guilbault, the CEO of Qdoba, talking about the chain’s life as a stand-alone company.

The digital order prep areas are bringing in $1 million a year on their own per store, giving the fast-casual chain room for menu innovation and more.

But the fast-casual chain’s digital business more than tripled, and the company's sales turned positive in June and July.

Rave Restaurant Group could be removed from Nasdaq if it is unable to comply with the stock exchange’s financial rules.

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