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Honey Baked Ham hatches a full-service restaurant

The venerable Honey Baked Ham retail chain is branching into full-service restaurants with a concept promising no shortcuts in the preparation of its breakfast and lunch specialties.

Burger going backwards

A wholesaler of oversized burger patties is reversing the usual restaurant-to-retail route by launching a fast-casual chain based on a familiar grocery-store brand.

An Australian fast-casual chain that specializes in grilled chicken “burgers” is set to open its first U.S. restaurant on Feb. 25 in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

The management of BJ’s Restaurants often uses descriptors like “premium” and “polished” to peg the casual-dining echelon it’s claimed as a niche. Now the co-founders of the high-flying brand are giving a similar upscale nudge to their new entrant in the fast-casual market, a spec-your-own concept called Stacked.