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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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

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

Micro-brewers may have originally tapped into seasonal fruit beers to tempt female patrons, but men are drinking them, too.

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There’s not a lot of media efficiency in advertising, says Marilyn Davenport, director of marketing for the Louisville, Colorado-based Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery. So when she mobilizes her team to open a new location, public relations is a huge part of the marketing plan.

A brewpub chain offering bistro-style fare along with a variety of proprietary beers from an on-site microbrewery

Drizzle vinaigrettes on everything from appetizers to desserts— they're not just for salads anymore.

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