Lisa Jennings

Executive Editor

Articles by
Lisa Jennings

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Tock feeds the need for restaurant experiences

A new Multi-Experience Tables tool gives operators more control and flexibility to make tables available for different types of bookings.


A franchise ownership dream comes true

Daintry McFadden was the first to sign on with the Wetzel's Pretzels' Access to Equity program designed to help women and minorities become owners. Now that program is bearing fruit.

She appears to have been in the role since October, but now publicly takes the lead on U.S. operations. Former CEO Bryan Shin shifts to international growth.

Executive Summary; A roundup of hirings and promotions in the restaurant industry, including new hires at Sterling Hospitality and Scooter's Coffee.

Expected to open in February, Kernel will attempt to reinvent the team member experience. Brand president Stephen Goldstein describes how the concept is designed to benefit both the planet and workers.

California challenges, salad's growth, catering, bowl popularity and more chicken are among the issues restaurant chain executives discussed at the event in Orlando this week.

John Cywinski hints going public could be in the Mexican fast casual's future if the revitalization strategy comes to fruition as planned.

Comp sales in 4Q were down 9% in preliminary results for the better-burger brand, but CEO Carl Bachmann said the foundation is in place for recovery.

The chain will pick up 21 restaurants in North Carolina, bringing total franchised location acquisitions since May to 44.

Beth Scott replaces co-founder Scott Svenson in the role. He is shifting to an executive chair position.

Lynch blames an "uncooperative landlord" for the closures. The reorganization also follows reports last year of a toxic work environment within the group, which now operates three remaining concepts.

Executive Summary: New chefs join Atlas Restaurant Group and the California-based restaurant Parche; and promotions at Summit Restaurant Group.

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