Lisa Jennings

Executive Editor

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Lisa Jennings

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How Honeygrow got its groove back

Growth was on hold for a reset prior to the pandemic but now the 40-unit chain is gearing up to more than double in size in five years.


Wingstop brings in new CIO as chain prepares shift to in-house tech

Chris Fallon, who previously worked in tech at Starbucks, is the Dallas-based chain's new SVP and CIO.

New and notable openings this month include a second concept for VCR Group, which includes serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.

The latest investments by the chain's Cultivate Next venture fund continue a focus on technology to better the planet.

The former CEO of Via 313 Pizzeria is named U.S. president and COO; and the former COO of Papa Murphy's becomes CFO and president of international for the casual dining brand.

Co-founder Robert Giaimo turned over the president role but remains CEO of the 24-unit restaurant group.

Drive-thru guests may soon hear familiar voices taking their order at their favorite quick-service chain.

Here are a few concepts to watch in 2024. Some have only barely gotten started, but they promise big things.

Independent restaurant operators are creatives, by nature, and kept new and exciting concepts coming, despite economic headwinds.

The chain was already looking for a new COO. Now the search is on for a new CEO. If an activist investor has its way, the leaders will have strong operational experience in limited service.

Executive Summary: A roundup of high-level hirings and promotions in the restaurant business includes changes for Red Robin.

Planning to double in unit count, the fast-casual chain needs its suppliers to grow too. A unique partnership with digital platform Bridge is designed to open doors for potential financing.

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