Bertucci’s reportedly prepares a bankruptcy filing

The Italian chain is apparently looking for a buyer.

Michael Mina relinquishes CEO duties to an unexpected choice

The celebrated chef wants to spend more time in the kitchen, cooking up new concepts. So he brought in a professional chain manager.

Tuscan-style Italian fare and brick-oven specialties in a relaxed setting

The company has a potential buyer in a deal valued at $20 million.

Move over carrots and broccoli. A variety of “new” vegetables is showing up on restaurant plates. And it’s not happening in fine dining alone. Many chain and casual concepts are incorporating items like kale, beets and Brussels sprouts on their menus—inspired by chef-driven dishes at more upscale spots.

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The Italian chain is known for its pizzas and brick-oven specialties

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