Between acquisitions, the ongoing COVID-19 effects and re-thinking how the growing number of concepts work together, Focus Brands CEO Jim Holthouser has a lot on his mind. His chief goal for the company is transforming a collection of assets into a unified team of regional and super-regional…

What does the restaurant of the future look like? According to Charles Watson, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the restaurant itself looks much the same. “We’re not changing our footprint,” said Watson, “you won’t hear me say ‘yep, the new Tropical Smoothie Cafes are 400 feet.”

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