Bidders line up for the Taylor Gourmet name

Cosi and the company’s founder are trying to buy the closed chain’s trademarks.


Caters to an upscale, urban clientele with its hearth-baked flatbreads and light bistro fare

Not every restaurant development of the past year deserved commemoration with a smiley face. Here are a few of low points.

The troubled chain had no choice but to seek protection after pursuing other arrangements, its chairman says.

The struggling chain is changing top management after another bad quarter.

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The QSR is going after millennial moms with a new beverage lineup and happy hour promotion.

As part of the fast casual’s turnaround, it’s rolled out an incentive program modeled after one used at the chicken chain.

About 10 percent of the system will be trimmed.

The change could help shareholders campaign for board seats.