Carlson sells Asian fast-casual brand to focus on T.G.I. Friday’s
Lorne Goldberg, the owner of the Leeann Chin and Mandarin Express quick-service Asian brands, has acquired the 74-unit Pick Up Stix chain from Carlson Restaurants Inc., both companies said Monday. Terms of the deal, which includes 70 corporate locations and 4 franchised units, were not disclosed. Goldberg, a Los Angeles-based former investment banker and owner of Stix Holdings LLC, said he plans to bring some “freshness and modernization” to the fast-casual Pick Up Stix brand, ...
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