The inspiration for a restaurant concept can come from all sorts of places. Chains have emerged from the food someone had on a great vacation, from a barbecue hobby and even from dumb dorm room jokes.
A mature segment, the burger business continues its stronghold in this country as plant-based proteins start to take root on its menus.
Carl Bachmann was named the new president of fast-casual burger chain Smashburger as part of several leadership changes announced by Jollibee Foods Corp., which acquired the fast-casual burger chain last year. Bachmann was formerly the chief operating officer for Smashburger.
In a deal valued at $10 million, the parent company to Fatburgerhas acquired Elevation Burger.
Chicago-based BDT Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in Whataburger. As part of the transaction, Whataburger made a series of personnel moves. The burger chain’s headquarters will remain in San Antonio.
Former Taco Bueno COO Tony Darden was hired to serve as president and COO for MOOYAH Burgers, Fries and Shakes. He replaces Michael Mabry, who earlier this month was named chief development officer for Fuzzy’s Tacos.
Jose “Pepot” Miñana was named president of Smashburger, which was acquired by Jollibee Foods Corp. in February 2018.
Q&A with Andy D’Amico, founding chef/partner of 5 Napkin Burger, with locations in New York City and Boston
“Burgers, Bands and Bourbon” sum up the appeal of this Ohio-based gastropub.
Thanks to high-end ingredients, a chef-driven menu and an unusual partnership with another chain, Bad Daddy’s is poised to take its award-winning burgers national.
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