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Officials confirmed the brand’s first units in the Gem State are expected to open in late 2023.
The Bottom Line: The chain is eyeing its first Tennessee restaurants in 2026. But it has also ceded growth to other competitors.
The Bottom Line: The closely held burger chain’s decision to open a corporate hub in Tennessee, where it has no units, is a head scratcher. But there are good business reasons for the move.
The fast-food chain will start opening restaurants in the state in 2026, potentially opening up growth East of the Mississippi.
Sweet & Sour: The restaurant business has grappled with labor challenges for about 40 years now, but never a situation as trying as the current one. It’s time to rethink the very nature of restaurant work.
The company acknowledged that its president, Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson, spoke with the state’s governor. But it says it is not expanding into the state.
The burger chain went takeout only at five locations in Contra Costa County in California over diner vaccine requirements.
The burger chain’s one location in San Francisco was temporarily closed after it refused to check dine-in customers for their vaccination status. It has since reopened for takeout.
The reclusive heir to the chain's co-founders enjoys a higher rating from employees than any other restaurant executive can claim.
The number of cases at the restaurants in Aurora and Colorado Springs have climbed to 145 over the last week, according to state health department data.