Bar Louie

Food

Bar Louie fills menu gaps to boost traffic beyond happy hour

Behind the Menu: As new VP of culinary, Joel Reynders is expanding the menu in new directions without losing focus on the bar.

Food

How Bar Louie is putting a culinary focus on lunch and dinner without losing its bar vibe

As new VP of culinary, Joel Reynders is creating chef-driven entrees, sides and bar bites that cover every daypart.

He joins the grill-and-bar chain after holding the same position at Tijuana Flats.

The key staffers will get a three-week sabbatical every three years, part of a new benefits program at the gastropub chain.

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

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.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

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

Consumers reveal the five limited-time offers they are most likely to purchase and the five they find most craveable.

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