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Franchisee of the Month: Gary & Sally Myers

Casual steak and salad-bar chain Sizzler is on the cusp of a comeback and it’s due in part to Gary and Sally Myers, who throughout their nearly 30-year history as Sizzler franchisees have led more than they’ve followed.

Owner Doug Sohn is hanging up his apron (actually, it’s a t-shirt) this October after 14 years behind the counter.

Average annual sales at Portillo’s, which began as a hot dog stand in a suburban Chicago parking lot, today sit at about $8.5 million per store at newer units.

Jim Lebs is the latest addition to the fast casual’s executive team.

The celebrity chef acknowledges that he has acted inappropriately.

Restaurant Brands International also named Matt Dunnigan CFO.

Matt Hood is leaving for another job, marking the second high-profile CMO resignation this week.

While being honored as Restaurant Leader of the Year, Shaich urged restaurateurs to fight short-sighted thinking and stay laser-focused on what their customers are seeking.

Never mind AUVs, ROI or LTOs. We wanted to know what REM sleep is like for CEOs of the Future 50 chains—what percolates up from their subconscious when they drift off to sleep.

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