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Fast Casual

Financing

Shutdown, polar vortex take a bite out of Potbelly

The chain said its same-store sales have slowed so far this year due to the dual January problems.

Operations

Cheesecake Factory sets timetable for new growth concepts

Social Monk, an Asian fast casual, is scheduled to open next week, with North Italia set to be acquired in Q3 and Flower Child in 2021.

With 2,500 locations, the company says it still has thousands of markets to add new restaurants.

The documentary-style pieces give a behind-the-scenes look at the chain’s kitchens.

The chain is planning to add its mobile-order drive-thru “Chipotlane” to more restaurants as it seeks to further its digital presence.

The delivery pioneer vows to “never” use third-party services even as competitors increasingly expand their use.

But its sister chain Pizza Inn has now recorded eight straight quarters of same-store sales growth.

The company is testing a mobile order drive-thru lane called “Chipotlane” as it works to keep building digital orders.

Canadian investment firm Serruya Private Equity is backing the California-based concept.

The company’s stock has soared since Brian Niccol took over, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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