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Don Fox, longtime Firehouse Subs CEO, is stepping down

In a Facebook post, the longtime chief executive of the sandwich chain said COO Mike Hancock will take over day-to-day operations. Fox will remain Firehouse’s chairman.


Sweetgreen pokes fast-casual rival with debut of a Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl

The LTO is Sweetgreen's first bowl with no lettuce and marks an ongoing move to capture the dinner daypart.

The sandwich chain is on the verge of becoming the first $1 billion concept in the Focus Brands portfolio, thanks to a willingness to expand where others might not.

The fast-casual bowl chain has been one of the country’s fastest-growing restaurant concepts in recent years. And now it has a potential new funding source for its franchisees.

The fast-casual burger chain tapped the KFC veteran to oversee global marketing. Former Chief Brand Officer Iwona Alter was named chief operating officer.

The fast-casual noodle chain said its sales momentum has continued so far this year while margins are improving thanks to normalizing commodity costs.

The ads highlight how "generosity is in the details," like comfy seats. The campaign also features refreshed packaging and a big focus on new toasted baguettes.

The fast-casual chicken restaurant chain said its traffic has improved so far this year, as did its profit margins.

Automating phone orders will bring the chain closer to its goal of digitizing 100% of transactions.

The move precedes an Employee Appreciation Day for the fast-casual noodle chain's own 8,000 workers scheduled for March 3.

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