Heather Lalley

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Financing

Slapfish has a new owner in Mac Haik Enterprises

Once a “significant investor” in the fast-casual seafood chain, the company purchased the brand from founder Andrew Gruel, who will turn his attention to several new concepts.

Financing

Maple & Ash investors take the steakhouse’s founders to court

It’s the latest twist in the ongoing legal feud involving one of the country’s top-grossing independent restaurants.

Marketing Bites: Chains go back to the future on menu prices despite inflation, Dave & Buster’s celebrates the indoors and more marketing news of the week.

What started early in the pandemic as a cheap, easy way to sell more wings and burgers is morphing into more-targeted digital menu offerings like melty cheese and loaded potatoes.

The New York City-based multi-concept operator, which was founded by restaurateur Danny Meyer, will reimburse up to $1,500 in travel expenses and will provide counseling and other support, the company said.

With the close of the $835 million deal, first announced in April, Main Event CEO Chris Morris will lead the two food-and-games chains.

The burrito chain once again teams up with athletes for limited-time digital menu offerings and video content, adding the training meals of Rose Lavelle and Sophia Smith.

Mighty Quinn’s dropped the price tag on its two most-popular menu items by about 9% after its protein costs went down, saying it wanted to pass the deflation on to diners.

The salad chain, which did away with its loyalty program last year, said it hopes its new Rewards and Challenges program will boost customer frequency.

Depending on when a replacement is hired, though, it could be many months before Lozano leaves the 481-unit chicken chain.

The 45-year-old food-and-games chain is remodeling all of its 470 locations to cater to tech-savvy Gen Alpha kids and their always-on-the-clock parents, to the tune of more than a half million dollars per store.

The low-carb rice, which follows the burrito chain’s run of Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice last year, mimics the flavor and color of the popular side dish.

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