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Why Gen Restaurant Group may be the next Kura Sushi

The Bottom Line: The operator of Gen Korean BBQ will follow the successful Cava IPO with a small offering expected to raise $33 million. But investors have a surprising appetite for such concepts, which they demonstrated with Kura.

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Reassessing McDonald's tech deals from 2019

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