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The new format, featuring a limited menu and sparse seating, will make its debut this week.
Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal coincides with the completion of the franchisee’s $130 million acquisition of Diversified Restaurant Holdings.
The shift ends the chain’s reliance on vaguer order sizes where wing counts could vary widely.
ICV completed its purchase of Diversified Restaurant Holdings in a deal valued at $180 million.
Inspire Brands, which also owns Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic and Jimmy John's, has trademarked some brand names for shared kitchens for takeout and delivery.
Casual- and family-dining chains are adding premium fried items as new lures, mindful of how well sandwiches have worked for Popeyes and Chick-fil-A.
Menu items featuring cheese, meat and potatoes rank high this fall.
Authorities say a commonly used bleach compound may have reacted with acidic floor residue to create toxic fumes, killing a manager and sickening at least 13 others.
Sensitivity training will be stepped up, and the chain will look at other remedies such as upgrading its applicant screening.
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