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Max & Erma’s Acquired by Glacier Restaurant Group

Multi-concept operator Glacier Restaurant Group has bought the Max & Erma’s restaurant chain from American Blue Ribbon Holdings (ABRH). Max & Erma’s is a casual dining concept with 51 locations in 10 states, primarily in the Midwest.

“Our plan is to renew the concept and update it to today’s tastes by investing working and creative capital so it delivers the best guest experience possible,” said Brad Ridgeway, president of GRG. “Our team is eager to revive the brand, introduce it to first-time guests and invite communities to rediscover the experience.”

Glacier Restaurant Group is a holding company that operates four other restaurant concepts: MacKenzie River Pizza Grill & Pub, Ciao Mambo, Craggy Range Bar & Grill and Latitude 48.

Earlier this month, ABRH announced the closing of 13 under-performing Max & Erma locations.