Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) last week announced that its Board of Directors has appointed William S. Simon to the company's Board, effective immediately. As a result of this action, the Board also voted to expand the number of seats on the Board to 13.
CEC Entertainment, Inc. announced that CEC has acquired Peter Piper Pizza, a leading pizza and entertainment restaurant chain operating 32 company-owned locations and 115 franchises in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, from affiliates of private equity firm, ACON Investments, L.L.C. for an undisclosed sum.
For the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, the Company opened a net total of 15 restaurants, bringing the total net restaurant count to 332, compared to a total restaurant count of 276 as of September 30, 2013.
Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza announced that it opened its third Chicago area location on Thursday, October 23rd. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, is located in Chicago's Presidential Towers at 24 South Clinton Street.
In the sprawling United States economy, the types of jobs that define entire regions are as a diverse as the geographies that shape borders and the people who live within them. Simply put, there are some jobs you can only seem to find in certain places. Using a measurement called location quotient (LQ), CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. reveal the occupation that is most unique to each state through 2013.