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Jonathan Maze

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Financing

Shareholders skeptical of J. Alexander’s purchase of Ninety Nine Restaurants

The company says the deal would bolster its long-term growth.

Operations

Starbucks settles its lawsuit over Teavana closures

The settlement with Simon Property Group would apparently allow some locations to shut down.

The COO was given a promotion as the chain continues its expansion.

The company is vowing to use nothing but renewable or recyclable packaging by 2025.

After a rare decline in same-store sales a year ago, the company started advertising and quickly recovered.

Industry same-store sales grow slightly in December as discounts take hold and traffic improves.

The California-based family-dining chain is taking its expansion east.

The outgoing Domino’s CEO doesn’t plan to retire, but says that all “conspiracy theories” about his plans are wrong.

Mandy Shaw, former finance executive with Outback owner Bloomin’ Brands, is named CFO.

But companies at the ICR Conference reveal the industry’s conflicting challenges regarding sales.

The former Ignite and Au Bon Pain CEO is “bullish” on the opportunity.

Despite higher costs, chains say the industry must be cautious about raising prices.

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