Rosati’s co-founder Fred Rosati dies at 102

The transplanted New Yorker opened his first pizzeria in Chicagoland in 1964.


Granite City’s new owner plans to bring back the founder

The plan was revealed after BBQ Holdings, also the parent of Famous Dave’s, completed its $7.5 million acquisition of the brand.

The former Carrabba’s Italian Grill president will focus on digital, analytics and insights.

The company’s founder had been the chain’s executive chairman and called Niccol “the right person to lead Chipotle.”

The former Sonic marketing executive has held several leadership positions with Applebee’s and Kraft.

Along with fellow Silver Plate winner Brandon Chrostowski, a fine-dining chef-turned-educator and trainer, the three are finalists for one of foodservice’s top honors, the Gold Plate Award.

The KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell owner’s latest acquisition gives it a leadership development program for restaurant managers.

The former Procter & Gamble executive will oversee advertising, digital innovation, menu development and brand experience.

The 24-year chain veteran will oversee the concept’s U.S. expansion.

The former model succumbed to Alzheimer’s after a seven-year battle.

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