Zoës Kitchen was founded in 1995 by Zoë and Marcus Cassimus in the Birmingham, Ala., suburb of Homewood. Their son, John Cassimus, joined the fast-casual concept several years later and helped expand Zoës within Alabama and bring it to Arizona, Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee. In 2007, when at 20 units, Zoës Kitchen sold a majority stake to private-equity firm Brentwood Associates. In 2014, when the chain had grown to 114 locations, parent company Zoe’s Kitchen ...

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