This polished casual chain is known for opening in second-use spaces and appeals to the young sophisticated diner with warm surroundings, hand-laid tile, small plates, signature cocktails and local architectural touches that give it local appeal. The strategy has worked. Bar Louie opened nine company-owned units and one franchised location in the latest year, boosting its unit count by 14.5 percent to 79. Sales grew even faster, by 23.2 percent, an increase of nearly 10 percentage points ...

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