7/17/2013

Orlando, Fla.-based casual concept Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill put its growth plans on hold for half a dozen years when the recession hit, but the 65-unit chain has plans to open at least 11 new restaurants in the next two years, said CEO Chris Artinian. "The business has grown consistently over the last few years -- not only in sales but in profitability -- so we're comfortable enough to say we're ready to grow again," he said.

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