Joe Guszkowski

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Joe Guszkowski

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Emerging Brands

C3 and Craveworthy brands partner to franchise a Mediterranean concept

They plan to grow the three-unit Soom Soom to 80 locations over the next four years.

Financing

Chicken Salad Chick acquires bakery chain Piece of Cake

The chicken salad franchise will add specialty cakes to the menu at all of its 245 restaurants.

Longtime board member Weldon Spangler will take over after Brandon Coleman resigned for personal reasons.

The Houston institution remains proudly family-owned and intent on doing things its own unique way.

Higher QSR prices could boost the value of sit-down meals, CEO Greg Levin said. But BJ's will still feel some labor inflation.

Takeout sales increased for the second straight quarter, and the chain said those orders are good for its margins. But it’s still not doing delivery.

The loyalty startup wants to change how restaurants connect with customers by decentralizing their data.

The 37-acre site in southern Indiana will help support the brand’s key dessert business as it opens more restaurants.

The chain is adding a handful of trendy new apps like truffle tot-chos and a margarita shrimp cocktail as it continues a revitalization effort.

The fast-growing sports bar chain has been on a traffic tear in recent months, just like its big sibling.

After falling into what new CEO Brandon Coleman called a “sea of sameness,” the storied casual-dining brand is betting things like sushi, mocktails and entertainment will help make it relevant again.

The activist investor wants to improve operations at Outback Steakhouse, put the fun back into its marketing and highlight its growing Brazil business.

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