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Brio Tuscan Grille

Financing

Robert Earl group agrees to buy 45 restaurants from Bravo and Brio's parent in $29M deal

The operator of Planet Hollywood and Buca di Beppo is paying just $50,000 in cash for FoodFirst Global Restaurants.

Operations

Shakeout and takeout usher in new realities for full-service chains

The crisis has been a catalyst for righting supply and demand while also proving QSRs don’t have a hammerlock on off-premise.

Additional closings and a sale of the company could follow, according to court documents.

Blum also resigned his post as chairman, but remains a co-owner of the polished-casual chains.

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Dave Pickens, a former president of Olive Garden, will also serve as COO.

The two casual Italian brands will be the nucleus for a new company run by the former Olive Garden chief, with financial backing from Brazil-based GP Investments.

The two-concept Italian operation says its pending acquisition by a Swiss private-equity group is a better deal.

SCHAUMBERG, IL-Distribution Market Advantage (DMA), a regional broadliner marketing group targeting the multi-unit operator segment, has been awarded two new...

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