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Torchy's Tacos

Leadership

Torchy’s Tacos founder Mike Rypka returns as CEO

Rypka headed the chain for 12 years before the appointment of industry veteran GJ Hart, who left the fast casual late last year.

Leadership

Torchy’s Tacos CEO GJ Hart is retiring

Hart, whose leave is effective immediately, will stay on as a consultant to the fast-casual taco chain. Founder Mike Rypka becomes interim CEO.

Sweetgreen is the latest chain reportedly considering an initial public offering. Dutch Bros and Torchy’s are both considering a similar move and Krispy Kreme has already filed, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The fast-casual taco chain has reportedly hired bankers to explore a public offering despite the presence of a half-dozen blank-check companies, said RB’s The Bottom Line.

Taste Tracker: Boston Market launches a chicken sandwich, Panda Express brings back a Chinese New Year signature, Panera adds two new flatbreads and wings take off in new flavors and formats.

Taste Tracker: Christmas in a cup from Dunkin’, Torchy’s Naughty Santa Taco, and spirited sips at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

T. Rowe Price, D1 Capital Partners, Lone Pine Capital and XN have all invested in the fast-casual taco chain, which plans to expand to 10 more states by 2024.

Taste Tracker: Boston Market’s new flavor combos, Buffalo Wings & Rings goes Korean and veggie variations continue to trend at Ike’s and other chains.

Restaurants are driving consumer interest with lots of new launches.

These limited-time offers are differentiating the menu at restaurant chains.

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