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Operations

FDA issues tuna warning

Forty-seven people have been sickened by yellowfin from a Vietnamese supplier.

Financing

Chuy’s closes units

The underperforming stores will be shuttered by the end of the year, the chain says.

Mike Burns joins the two-chain company as COO, and Douglas Kwong comes aboard to head marketing.

But the wage-hike plan from Lori Lightfoot would raise the city’s minimum pay to $15 an hour by July 2021.

Parent company HRI Holdings is simultaneously seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and a purchase by Tilman Fertitta's empire.

John Chidsey will succeed Trevor Haynes, who will become president of North American operations.

For the first six weeks of Q4, off-premise business has lifted comparable sales for company units by 7%, according to parent BBQ Holdings.

Labor advocates have amplified their accusations that the chain tolerates sexual mistreatment. They’re also calling again for the franchisor to be treated as a joint employer.

One Group says it will adopt some of what’s worked for its main concept, STK.

The transaction with Allegro Merger will once again make the granddaddy of the casual segment a public company.

Authorities say a commonly used bleach compound may have reacted with acidic floor residue to create toxic fumes, killing a manager and sickening at least 13 others.

At a time of free-falling traffic for the industry, the smaller casual brands relied largely on pricing to improve results.

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