BurgerFi

Financing

BurgerFi to buy Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza for $161.3M

Ian Baines will become the CEO of BurgerFi once the deal is closed while the private equity firm L Catterton will become one of its largest shareholders.

Leadership

BurgerFi’s chief legal officer resigns

Ross Goldstein had been with the fast-casual burger chain for nine years. He receives 7,500 shares of BurgerFi stock as part of his exit package.

The newly public fast-casual chain said it plans to open 15 to 20 delivery-only outlets this year.

BurgerFi has completed its C-suite, announcing the addition of Karl Goodhew as chief technology officer Tuesday—a new role for the chain.

BurgerFi taps marketing vet Henry Gonzalez as CMO. Gonzales joins a number of new executives at the newly public burger chain.

BurgerFi regains Nasdaq compliance, reports sales decline. The better-burger chain saw same-store sales fall 5% during its fourth quarter and a 15% drop for fiscal 2020.

BurgerFi said its delay in filing its 10-K form is due to new reporting requirements for SPACs and that it will get its paperwork in on time.

Michael Rabinovitch starts work at the newly public fast casual on April 1.

Calling her the “original influencer,” the fast-casual burger chain said Stewart will collaborate directly with its chef in her role as chair of the Product & Innovation Committee.

The newly public, better-burger chain, which released preliminary Q4 results Wednesday, said it plans to add 30-35 new locations this year.

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