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The Canadian doughnut and coffee chain has overcome pandemic shifts in the morning and at lunch. But its evening hours remain behind.

Zach McLeroy to become chairman. Acoca, the former El Pollo Loco CEO, becomes the chicken finger chain’s first non-founder leader in its 30-year history.

Portillo’s, Dutch Bros and First Watch did not match the first day “pops” of some previous IPOs. RB’s The Bottom Line explains why this is better in the long run.

The 140-unit fast-casual salad chain, which has been hard hit by the pandemic, becomes the fifth restaurant brand to go public this year.