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With A Name Like Lazy Dog, Why Exactly Is This Restaurant Chain Thriving?

Why exactly would restaurateur Chris Simms call his casual dining restaurant, specializing in what he calls “elevated comfort food,” Lazy Dog?

Asked why, Simms replied that he wanted to create an environment where guests “could leave everything at the door, come on in, relax, and connect with family and friends. I want people to come and feel like a lazy dog and let us take care...

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Veggie Grill Expanding Despite The Scarcity Of People Who Are Vegetarians And Vegans

A Gallup poll taken in August 2018 reported that only 5% of Americans considered themselves vegetarians and only 3% vegans. Yet millennials aged 18-29 are slightly higher with 7% vegetarians.

But Veggie Grill, a chain of veggie-centric and plant-based food, has defied those small numbers and recently opened its 33rd location including two new stores in 2019 in downtown Los Angeles and Chicago. Their outposts are located mostly...

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The Brand Leading the Next Generation of Casual Dining

Chris Simms fell in love with the restaurant industry as an adolescent. But his father, Tom, one of the original owners of Mimi’s Cafe, didn’t push him in that direction. In fact, there was no pressure to go into the family business at all,...

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And the winners are: Chain Store Age’s 2019 Breakout Retailers Awards

Chain Store Age is proud to announce the winners of its Breakout Retailers Awards of 2019. The annual awards, selected by the editorial board of Chain Store Age, honor retail, restaurant and specialty concepts that are innovative and have...

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Wpromote Announces First-Ever Private Equity Case Study with Facebook

Wpromote, the nation's leading independent digital marketing agency, announced the launch of the first-ever Facebook case study focused for the private equity industry. The case study demonstrates the success that Brentwood Associates, an...

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