Englewood Construction Launches Multiple Restaurant Projects

Chicago — Englewood Construction has begun work on six restaurant projects, including three new Wings Over restaurants in Athens, Ga., Clemson, S.C., and College Park, Md.; a new Outback Steakhouse in Gurnee, Ill.; the renovation of an existing Ruth's Chris in San Diego; and the construction of the base building and utility infrastructure for a planned CoreLife Eatery in a Springfield, Ill., retail center owned by Seritage Growth Properties.

Bloomin' Brands Hires SVP, Digital Marketing

Tampa, Fla. — Bloomin' Brands, Inc. has hired Ramin Eivaz as senior vice president of digital marketing, analytics and CRM. This newly created position will lead a team that will integrate brand marketing and digital analytics for an enhanced customer experience.

Englewood Construction Chosen For 7 Retail/Restaurant Projects

Chicago — Englewood Construction has begun construction on two Outback Steakhouse restaurants in Illinois, and has recently completed an Olive Garden Italian Restaurant in Utah. The national general contractor has also completed a new Trader Joe’s in Iowa (pictured here), and started interior remodeling projects for three test kitchens and training facilities for US Foods in California, Arizona and Maryland.

Broadstone Net Lease Acquires 24 Bloomin’ Brands Properties

Rochester, N.Y. — Broadstone Net Lease (BNL), a private real estate investment trust (REIT) managed by Broadstone Real Estate, LLC (Broadstone), continues to grow its national portfolio of triple-net leased properties. BNL has acquired, via sale leaseback, a 24-property Bloomin’ Brands portfolio, which includes 22 Outback Steakhouses and two Carrabba’s Italian Grill properties in 13 states.

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. Signs Middle East Expansion Agreements

Tampa, Fla. — Bloomin' Brands, Inc. is expanding its international presence with plans to develop 26 Outback Steakhouse and Abbraccio restaurants in the Middle East over the next 5 years. There are currently six Abbraccio restaurants in Brazil with more scheduled to open by the end of the year. Abbraccio is the name used for Carrabba's Italian Grill outside of the U.S.

Famous Dave’s Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Minneapolis — Famous Dave's of America, Inc. has appointed Dexter Newman as chief financial officer, effective immediately. He most recently served as vice president and a division CFO at Bloomin’ Brands Inc., a casual dining company with more than 1,400 restaurants in 49 states.

Carrabba's Italian Grill Names New President

Tampa, Fla. — Bloomin' Brands, Inc. has appointed Mike Kappitt as president of Carrabba's Italian Grill. In this role, Kappitt will be responsible for leading the operations and development of the Carrabba's brand in the United States. Kappitt most recently served as the senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Bloomin' Brands.

Smashburger Appoints New Chief Development Officer

Denver — Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant, has named Michael J. Nolan as its new executive vice president – chief development officer. Nolan will oversee the company's development (real estate, construction, design, facilities), franchise sales and IT departments, effective immediately.

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