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Lending is coming back. What should you do?
It’s not like restaurants haven’t wanted to grow over the last year. It’s just nobody wants to lend the money for it.
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.