Catherine Cobb

Articles by Catherine Cobb
On the cutting edge; Foodies in suits: Tim Gannon 
At the research and development facility for OSI Restaurant Partners LLC in Tampa, Fla., Tim...
Turbulent economy fails to dissuade independent operators’ growth plans 
Despite rising job losses, troubled credit markets, falling housing values, spiking mortgage foreclosures, a weakening...
What’s Hot In: Miami 
Bourbon Steak...
Having Words with Daniel M. Manning, Regional VP, Coca-Cola N.A. Foodservice and 2008 Chairman, IFMA 
As vice president of the West region for Coca-Cola North America Foodservice, Daniel M. Manning...
OSI touts remodels, LTOs in plan to revive Outback 
OSI Restaurant Partners LLC, looking to lure cash-strapped consumers back to its 792-unit Outback Steakhouse...
Rock Bottom’s job cuts deeply affected everyone, including staffers who stayed 
In such a labor-intensive industry as foodservice, the decision to lay off employees is always...
Kevin Rathbun Steak’s modern decor eschews the status quo 
Kevin Rathbun Steak, housed in a former cotton warehouse from the 1890s in the Inman...
On the Menu: Restaurant Kelly Liken 
When Kelly Liken opened her namesake restaurant in the heart of the village of Vail,...
U.S. brands bolster franchising abroad as domestic economy softens 
Facing discouraging economic forecasts, gloomy consumers with thinning wallets and a weak U.S. dollar, American...
BK looks to keep rolling in 2008 with growth at home, abroad 
Burger King is kicking off what some observers term its post-turnaround era after recently unveiling...
Raving Brands faces litigation from Doc Green’s franchisees 
Raving Brands, the multiconcept franchisor based here, is again locked in a legal battle with...
O’Charley’s gives grim ’08 outlook after 4th-Q, yearly profit plummets 
O’Charley’s Inc., the struggling operator or franchisor of 365 restaurants under three brands, gave voice...
Self-insured workers’ comp ill-served by $4.8M shortfall in Tenn. 
Even as members of the Tennessee Restaurant Association scramble to cover a $4.8 million shortfall...
Successful succession in family-owned-and-operated businesses can be a complex affair 
Four generations of the Cathy family gathered in this college town recently to celebrate the...
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