Lisa Jennings

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Lisa Jennings

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Operations

Shake Shack stock jumps 26% after better-than-expected year-end report

Traffic for the fast-casual chain was up 1.4% in Q4. And the burger brand is testing combo meals for the first time.

Leadership

Famed Chef David Bouley dies at age 70

Among the vanguard of chefs who redefined French fine dining, Bouley also believed food had an important role in good health.

Founder David Pisor said the move is part of a planned restructuring that could include a sale, which is designed to give the troubled restaurant group a fresh start.

Phil Cordell, who has led both the Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn brands, joins the Atlanta-based multi-brand franchise company's board of directors in an expansion.

It has been a journey that involved pure grit, stretching the truth at times and former first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. But this seven-unit Los Angeles chain is preparing for the next phase of growth.

The largest shareholders behind the massive Flynn Group are considering a sale of a majority stake, according to media reports.

We loved them once. Will we love them again? Nancy Kruse and Lisa Jennings talk about the wave of restaurant brand revivals attempting to make what's old new again.

It was a strong 2023 for the brand, but how will Chipotle increase average unit sales by another $1 million as it pushes toward 7,000 locations? CEO Brian Niccol says it's all about execution.

Healthy transaction gains for both the fourth quarter and the year indicate that guests feel they are getting their money's worth, said CEO Brian Niccol.

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay's burger concept is franchising, and this single corporate location will serve as an innovation lab and training center.

Rossann Williams was prominent in the coffeehouse chain's early unionization response. Now she joins Sweetgreen as it pushes toward profitability.

The lifestyle icon has long had a keen eye on food and design trends and will share her outlook during a fireside chat.

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