FlashNews: Roark Buys Miller's Ale House and More

FE&S Farm To Table Webcast
FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

July 24, 2013

Roark Buys Miller’s Ale House FE&S FlashNews

Atlanta-based private equity firm Roark Capital Group has acquired Miller’s Ale House, a 65-unit casual dining restaurant chain with approximately $300 million in system-wide sales, from Jack Miller and SKM Equity Fund III, L.P. As part of the transaction, restaurant industry veteran and current National Restaurant Association Chairman Phil Hickey will join Miller’s Ale House as chairman.

Akam to become CEO of American Restaurant Concepts FE&S FlashNews

American Restaurant Concepts, Inc., operator and franchisor of the Dick’s Wings & Grill restaurant chain, named Richard Akam its new chief executive officer effective July 31, 2013. Akam, the former CEO for Hooters of America, will take over for Michael Rosenberger, the American Restaurant Concepts’ current CEO.

GRILLiT Updates Leadership Team FE&S FlashNews

Ghazi Hajj is the new chief executive officer for GRILLiT, Inc., a Miami, Fla.-based fast-casual restaurant chain. Hajj was also elected chairman of GRILLIiT’s Board of Directors.

Luna Grill Names First Director of Operations FE&S FlashNews

Daniel Lowe has taken on the newly created position of director of operations for Luna Grill, a California-based Mediterranean fast-casual concept.

Micro Matic Announces Seven New Foodservice Hires FE&S FlashNews

Micro Matic, Inc. added seven new sales professionals to its team.

This Week in Foodservice: Knapp-Track Shows Soft Casual Dining Sales for June FE&S FlashNews

While sales among casual dining chains remained soft during June, the longer term outlook for their fast-casual counterparts remains bright.

Eagle Group

Upcoming Industry Events

ANFP National Leadership Conference
FE&S Farm to Table Webcast
Louisiana Foodservice Expo


From our sister magazine
restaurant development + design:

Fresh Brew: Dunkin’ Donuts Reimages, Targets the All-Day Sit, Sip and Surf Crowd
Green Design: Wallcoverings Can Play a Role in Sustainability
Carmel Café and Wine Bar

Social Media and Apps

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ iPad App Android App