C.H. Guenther Acquires McDonald’s Bun Baker

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C.H. Guenther & Son L.L.C. has acquired Mid South Baking Co., supplier of buns and English muffins to quick-service restaurants in the southern United States. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1978, Mid South provides buns and English muffins to 3,500 McDonald’s restaurants in 18 states. The company operates two baking… read more

José Andrés to Open Two Restaurants in Florida Disney Complex

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Chef and restaurateur José Andrés is scheduled to bring a brick-and-mortar location of his Spanish sandwich food truck concept Pepe to Disney Springs at the Walt Disney Resort in Florida, the company said. Andrés is planning to open Pepe — which will be attached to the upcoming sixth location of his casual-dining concept Jaleo —… read more

Dave & Buster’s to Test Fast-Casual Platform

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After 36 years as a big-box casual-dining and gaming destination, Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. by the end of the year will test its first fast-casual foodservice offering – a street-tacos-oriented concept called “T&T Tacos,” executives said. “We are on track to test our first fast-casual offering,” said Brian Jenkins, Dave & Buster’s CEO, in… read more

The Breakfast Wars Heat Up for Full-Service Restaurants

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Breakfast used to be an after-thought at most full-service eateries, but no longer. Now a number of restaurant chains specializing in breakfast such as First Watch, Black Bear Diner, and Metro Diner are showing steady growth and intensifying the competition against long-standing rivals like IHOP and Denny’s. As more Americans work independently and crave in-person… read more

John Maguire, New COO of MOD Pizza

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John Maguire has joined MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, L.L.C. as chief operating officer, effective Oct. 22. In this role, he will lead the company’s store operations across more than 380 MOD Pizza locations and will be tasked with expansion and growth. Mr. Maguire was previously president and chief executive officer of FIC Restaurants Inc.,… read more