Aurify organized Le Pain Quotidien, The Little Beet and Table by Little Beet under Convive Brands

Aurify organizes Le Pain Quotidien, Little Beet as Convive Brands

Table by Little Beet also falling under Convive Brands umbrella

The owners of Le Pain Quotidien, The Little Beet and Table by Little Beet organized the restaurant chains under Convive Brands. Formerly, the brands were operated by Aurify Brands. Jon Weber will lead the new operating platform as its chief executive officer.

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CPK opened in Costa Rica thanks to a development agreement with Conceptos Gastronomicos’ chairman, Byron Mora Porras

CPK opens franchise unit in Escazu, Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall

New deal with Byron Mora Porras, chairman of Conceptos Gastronomicos, leads to opening of two-story restaurant

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened in Costa Rica thanks to a development agreement with Conceptos Gastronomicos’ chairman, Byron Mora Porras. The deal lead to the debut of a two-story location in Multiplaza Mall in Escazu, outside of San Jose. This expansion comes on the heels of new restaurants developed in Canada, India and Chile in 2022.

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Brix Holdings named Sherif Mityas chief executive officer and Dawn Petite, brand president for Friendly’s

Brix names Sherif Mityas CEO, Dawn Petite, Friendly’s president

New company chief to oversee Red Mango, Orange Leaf, Smoothie Factory, Friendly’s

Brix Holdings named Sherif Mityas chief executive officer and Dawn Petite, brand president for Friendly’s Restaurant Group. Mityas will now take charge of the restaurant brands of Brix Holdings and Amici Partners. He will oversee Friendly’s, Red Mango, Orange Leaf, Smoothie Factory, SouperSalad and Humble Donuts.

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Applebee’s Sizzlin’ Skillets, including Bourbon Street Chicken & Shrimp, returned to participating locations

Applebee’s returns Sizzlin’ Skillets to restaurants nationwide

Chicken & Shrimp Scampi, Garlic Parmesan Sirloin, Sizzlin’ Cheddar Bacon skillets debut

Applebee’s Sizzlin’ Skillets, including Bourbon Street Chicken & Shrimp, returned to participating locations nationwide. The value-priced, limited-time Sizzlin’ Skillets have been a popular draw for the casual-dining chain. This year, three new skillets—Chicken & Shrimp Scampi Skillet, Garlic Parmesan Sirloin Skillet and Sizzlin’ Cheddar Bacon—join the Bourbon Street faves, including Bourbon Street Steak.

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Fat Brands and franchisee Brame Holdings will open 40 new Round Table Pizza in Texas in 10 years

Fat Brands strikes deal for 80 new restaurants in Texas

40 Round Table Pizza, co-branded Fatburger + Buffalo’s Express stores to open

Fat Brands and franchisee Brame Holdings LLC will open 40 new Round Table Pizza restaurants in Texas in the next 10 years. The development agreement with Brame will also lead to 40 new co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express stores. As a result of this significant franchising deal, the first handful of new locations will open in Texas in 2023.

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P.F. Chang’s launched a limited-time holiday menu season

P.F. Chang’s rolls out a-la-carte, prix-fixe holiday menus

Polished casual dining chain returns Chang’s Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup, features The Celebration menu, new flavors for limited time

P.F. Chang’s launched a limited-time holiday menu, influenced by new flavors inspired by Asia. Guests will have new options, with the arrival of these seasonal favorites to be ordered for both on-premises and off-premises dining.

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Perkins will introduce Baconfest, featuring bacon-forward menu items, like the Bacon Pepper Jack Omelet, November 9

Perkins debuts Baconfest menu with Bacon Spinach Benedict

Bacon-forward menu items include Smokehouse Bacon Double Cheeseburger, Big Bacon BLT

Perkins will introduce Baconfest, featuring bacon-forward menu items, like the Bacon Pepper Jack Omelet, November 9. The bacon celebration will also include Maple Bacon Pancake Platter, Bacon & Broccoli Breakfast Skillet, Bacon Spinach Benedict, Smokehouse Bacon Double Cheeseburger, and Big Bacon BLT.

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Inspire Brands named Dan Lynn chief commercial officer

Inspire Brands names Dan Lynn chief commercial officer

Former ZUZU Hospitality comes on board as Inspire’s Commercial Group expands

Inspire Brands named Dan Lynn chief commercial officer. Lynn’s entrepreneurial mindset definitely boosted him to the new role. As chief commercial officer, Lynn will oversee demand generation, insights and analytics, brand loyalty, revenue management, and digital guest experience.

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Hooters launched Chase Elliott’s Chicken Tenders, a virtual concept with the NASCAR stock car racing driver

Hooters debuts virtual Chase Elliott’s Chicken Tenders

Nearly 200 Hooters restaurants, currently, are fulfilling orders for the virtual concept

Hooters introduced Chase Elliott’s Chicken Tenders, a virtual concept with the well-known NASCAR stock car racing driver. Hooters is already the “Official Home of Race Fans,” according to a statement. Partnering with with Elliott will give this new chicken-based virtual brand a racing start.

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