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Financing

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Financing

Bruegger’s closes 30 locations

Parent company Einstein Noah Restaurant Group cited “financial performance” as the reason for the closures.

Financing

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ABDD Capital acquired the locations in Louisville, Ky.

The burger chain added more locations in 2017 than it had since 2004.

In the recent Harris Poll reputation survey, the chain came in last among restaurants rated, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Happy with slower growth, the fast-casual chain is going on offense, with zucchini noodles and takeout.

Brazil is a polyglot nation,” stated Jessica Harris, director of New Orleans’ Institute for the Study of Culinary Cultures at Dillard University, at the CIA’s 2009 Worlds of Flavor Conference. “Adaptiveness and creativity are its hallmarks.”

Relatively unknown in the United States before the 1950s, vodka is now the best-selling spirit category.

Restaurants traditionally rely on chicken and turkey to be menu profit makers. Usually in good supply and always a good buy in relation to other proteins, operators often turn to poultry to keep costs in check when red meats and seafood skyrocket. But that strategy may be dampened in the months ahead.

It used to be that spring and summer menus had the monopoly on fresh fruits and vegetables—especially in restaurants north of the sunbelt.

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