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Legal Sea Foods


Legal Sea Foods’ new problem-solving philosophy brings a sea change

With inspiration from an unlikely source, operations have changed significantly inside the kitchens of Legal Sea Foods, the high-volume polished-casual operation concentrated along the East Coast. 

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Chip Wade, a longtime ops specialist for Darden Restaurants, will take the job next month.

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