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Bar Louie

Financing

Restaurant chains have no room for error

Bankruptcy filings by Bar Louie, Krystal and American Blue Ribbon all reflect the industry’s competitive and operational challenges, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Bar Louie files for bankruptcy after closing 38 units

The pub chain says it has a stalking horse bidder and three other parties interested in an acquisition.

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Offers a varied menu of bar-friendly foods and cocktails with an emphasis on service 

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The chain serves bar fare with an emphasis on innovative cocktails

Overall, the varied menu category is flat, up .3% in sales to $23.9 billion and .5% in units to 7,792.

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