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Emerging Brands

How the pandemic shifted the strategy for Naf Naf Grill

Greg Willman was the Middle Eastern concept’s first franchisee in March 2020. Now, he’s the chain’s CEO and owner as it works to rebuild.

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Financing

The IPO market is apparently warming up again

The Bottom Line: Cava Group is planning an initial public offering and other restaurant companies could follow suit, so long as the market doesn't run off the rails again.

Technology

A California pizza parlor got a high-tech makeover, and business is booming

Owner Andrew Simmons turned his aging restaurant into a laboratory. The results: Lower prices, fewer workers and a line out the door.

Food

Native Foods taps into Italian beef’s popularity to launch a meatless version

Chef Chris Bertke remakes the Chicago favorite, delivering the sandwich’s flavor and nostalgia to plant-based eaters.