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Reality Check: The retail component of the family dining concept drew off sales and profits during the brand's most recent quarter. Maybe it's time to leave the shops out of future Cracker Barrels.

The Bottom Line: Activist investor Blackwells apparently plans to nominate “several directors” to the burger chain’s board, according to Reuters.

Executive Summary: A roundup of high-level job changes in the restaurant business includes a new executive for Thompson Central Park New York.

The long-promised move appears to be coming to fruition after years of preparation, indicating markets are looking more favorable.