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

Meet Kathy Pape – Newest American Recruiters Franchise Owner

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We sat down with American Recruiters’ newest Franchisee, Kathy Pape and found out all about what makes her such a unique and successful businesswoman, her competitive nature and why she’s such a great fit for our company….and yours.   Our team met with her for a short interview, while Kathy was on a recent visit… 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

Elite Restaurant Group Buying Spree Continues with Patxi’s Purchase

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Elite Restaurant Group, the owner of Slater’s 50/50 and Daphne’s, is adding deep-dish pizza to its fast-growing portfolio. Mike Nakhleh, president of the Los Angeles-based company, said he has purchased the 17-unit Patxi’s Pizza from private-equity firm KarpReilly LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition, expected to close in 60 to 90… read more