Fast_Casual

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The 2024 Pacesetter Award goes to: Cava

The newly public fast-casual chain Cava has carved out a sweet spot with a fresh and healthful Mediterranean menu with broad appeal. The brand was honored at the Restaurant Leadership Conference in Phoenix on Sunday.

Leadership

Jersey Mike's Peter Cancro is named RB's 2024 Restaurant Leader of the Year

The CEO was chosen by the editorial staff of Restaurant Business in recognition of the success and give-back culture the Jersey native has made constants for the high-flying chain.

Cybersecurity site BleepingComputer.com said the company's virtual machines were encrypted by cyber attackers, resulting in the three-day outage. The report cites unnamed sources and internal emails.

A Deeper Dive: The chief executive of the fast-casual chicken wing chain talks about how his restaurant chain solved the wing cost problem, how chicken sandwiches transformed the business, and the prospects for going 100% digital.

A Deeper Dive: Michael Skipworth, CEO of the chicken chain, joins the Restaurant Business podcast to discuss wings, chicken sandwiches and technology.

The state said that the fast-casual restaurant chain of customizable macaroni and cheese bowls failed to provide proper disclosures on its franchise documents. It’s the second state to take action against the business.

The bakery-cafe chain is rolling out a new menu that plays up core menu lines rather than searching for a new breakthrough menu category.

Same-store sales at restaurants slowed markedly in the second half of 2023. But for all the concern about fast-food brands like McDonald's, it was casual-dining restaurants that had the biggest problem.

The fast-casual burger chain is plucking the Papa Johns chief executive to take over for Randy Garutti in May. Ravi Thanawala will become the pizza chain’s interim CEO.

The fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain is also giving general managers and longtime employees a one-time equity grant. The stock split, the company's first in its history, will take place in June.

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