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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. wrote that “maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,” and so it has been with the coming-of-age fast-casual restaurant segment.

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Private-equity group Apollo Global Management is exploring a sale of the burrito chain less than two years after its acquisition.

The company plans to fold its Holler & Dash brand into the newly acquired fast-casual concept following the $36 million deal.

After nearly 200 locations closed over the past two years, the company has increased franchisee support and digital sales and says things are turning around.

Diversification into new concepts is sweeping through casual dining in particular. Here’s a rundown of who’s trying what.

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