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What will Famous Dave’s parent do with all those brands?

BBQ Holdings has added five concepts and hundreds of locations since last March—and each one has its purpose, said CEO Jeff Crivello.


The flurry of IPOs is apparently driving up valuations

The CEO of Papa Murphy’s owner said larger companies are asking for higher prices, but smaller company valuations are “more reasonable,” says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Three globally flavored bowls join the fast casual’s salad and sandwich lineup, all boasting the “Mendo twist” and primed to build dinner business.

The bright-colored drinks, studded with tapioca pearls, are social media darlings and the segment is growing fast. But will supply chain challenges get in the way?

People are moving back to New York City. But not necessarily its offices, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Consumers gravitated toward higher-end, experience-driven restaurants as they celebrated this summer, but true white-tablecloth places are still feeling the pandemic pinch.

Companies continue to sign aggressive development deals even as many restaurants can’t find workers and supplies.

Nor did it die from simply being a buffet brand. That and other concepts run by the bankrupt Fresh Acquisitions have been dying for years. The pandemic was the last nail in the coffin, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

And some commodities, like chicken wings and beef, may never return to pre-pandemic levels as consumers appear willing to pay higher prices.

Plant-based dishes, cocktails, mac and cheese and hearty hot sandwiches are all trending, while several operators scare up spooky LTOs for Halloween.

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