Joe Guszkowski

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Joe Guszkowski

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Fogo de Chao is going public again

The 60-unit Brazilian steakhouse chain filed for an IPO on Wednesday, three years after being taken private. It reported strong unit economics coming out of the pandemic.

Emerging Brands

Famous Toastery had to slow down before it could speed up

The fast-growing breakfast-and-lunch chain took a step back to focus on existing franchisees, and the move has paid off.

The mobile ordering provider will incorporate parts of Sleek's technology into its own system.

The limited-time items are the same as some of the ones offered by the chain's virtual brand, Cosmic Wings.

The hot dog chain's SVP is leaving the restaurant industry for the developing world of ultrafast grocery delivery.

DoorDash and Uber Eats sales have stagnated in 2021. Also, Yelp changes it format, Seasoned raises $19 million, and Nextbite takes a popular sandwich restaurant virtual.

The growing POS provider will add Dolce's scheduling, payroll and tip-pooling techonology to its toolkit for restaurants.

The 800 Go brand will also feature brick-and-mortar restaurants and ghost kitchens under a new joint partnership with Piestro.

Chains like Cracker Barrel and Chili’s are using small-format kitchens to go places they couldn’t before.

The company plans to co-brand the Granite City and Village Inn concepts to squeeze more revenue out of the breweries. And the mixing and matching doesn't stop there.

The delivery-only concept already has 165 locations across three continents thanks to Reef's large and growing kitchen network.

Sales at the burger chain returned to 2019 levels, and labor improvements are driving further growth.

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