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Ninety Nine Restaurants

Financing

J. Alexander’s puts itself up for sale

The polished-casual chain said it is also open to a significant “strategic” equity investment.

Leadership

Parent of O’Charley’s gets a new CFO

Kurt Schnaubelt joins the diversified restaurant company from a consulting firm.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

Limited-time offers that differentiate the menu scored high with consumers.

The originality of these limited-time items piqued consumer interest in November.

The decision could require restaurants to forego the tip credit for side work and untipped activities.

Marketing is one of the least understood disciplines in foodservice. Your brand image and brand integrity are delicate, fragile images in the mind of your customer.

Dead roaches count for fewer points than the live bugs. A carton of moldy tomatoes sitting on the basement floor is a red flag—even if those tomatoes belong to another tenant in the building. And arguing with a health inspector means automatic failure.

The made-up holiday offers an opportunity to serve the Thanksgiving crowd before their traditional turkey dinner. Here's how seven restaurant operations are capitalizing on the opportunity.

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