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Granite City Food & Brewery

Food

At Granite City, ribs tap regional flavor to rise to the top

The casual-dining concept pairs beer with food for a winning LTO.

Marketing

The 10 most alluring LTOs in May

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

Generous portions of American cuisine accompany handcrafted beers made at on-site breweries

Specializing in generous portions of American fare and handcrafted beers made at on-site breweries 

Overall, the varied menu category is flat, up .3% in sales to $23.9 billion and .5% in units to 7,792.

The appointment marks the fourth change in leadership of Granite City in less than a year.

Jim Macchitelli was named VP of marketing, and Dave Brantner has filled the post of corporate executive chef.

Phil Costner will take the helm at the casual-dining chain.

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