Elissa Elan

Articles by Elissa Elan
Q&A with 2010 Golden Chain winner Elie Maalouf 
The president and chief executive of travel food specialist HMSHost Corp., says he remains optimistic about business.
Wingstop's 3Q same-store sales rise 
Same-store sales up 1.9 percent in the quarter and 1.7 percent year-to-date
Church's and Dunkin' roll out new menu items 
Chains debut more portable offerings as well as seasonal items
Elie Maalouf pilots HMSHost to the top 
Elie Maalouf says he finds work fun, which may account for his success at HMSHost Corp.
 At the same time, though, Maalouf has proven he has the right stuff to run one of the largest airport concessionaires in the world. 

Denny's obtains $300 million credit facility 
Facility will increase financial flexibility and help pay down debt, company says
Danny Meyer to close Tabla at year end 
The upscale Indian restaurant marks the first USHG closing.
Gordon Biersch to open fast-casual location 
Casual-dining chain the latest to venture into the fast-growing sector
Ruby Tuesday CEO outlines future financial plans 
Chairman highlights new format and fast-casual acquisitions as key
Popeyes tests new sides and desserts 
Chain looking to bolster home-meal replacement options
Manhattan restaurateur favors a picturesque setting 
Dean Poll asserts there is life without Tavern On The Green.

Chick-fil-A to test spicy chicken nuggets 
Offering follows launch of a spicy chicken sandwich over the summer
Food carts to open at NYC’s Tavern on the Green 
Carts to start serving food at the closed Central Park restaurant on Oct. 15
Cracker Barrel reports 4th Q earnings hike 
Company said fourth quarter helped by higher revenues and lower food costs.
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