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Leadership

What daunting task? New chief takes Logan’s turnaround in stride

Jim Mazany, new CEO of parent company SPB Hospitality, points out that he’s walked this path a time or two before.

Operations

Logan’s parent fires its furloughed employees

The move comes after bankruptcy-court supervisors fired CEO Hazem Ouf and CFO Jim Lebs for paying sales taxes without permission.

CraftWorks says it intends to re-open the restaurants, but acknowledges that may not happen.

The former executive of Pei Wei and Cicis is the latest industry veteran to join the leadership team of Craftworks.

The casual-dining veteran's new employer, CraftWorks Holdings, operates nearly 400 full-service restaurants in total, including Logan’s Roadhouse.

Meat-heavy items ranked high among consumers, who revealed the limited-time offers they were most likely to purchase last month.

Fred Beilstein is adding the duties of CEO to his CFO responsibilities on an interim basis.

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A chain of brewpubs pairing handcrafted beers with an eclectic menu of housemade seasonal fare