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President/CEO of American Blue Ribbon Holdings Steps Down

Hazem Ouf announced Thursday that he has resigned his position as president/CEO and vice chairman of American Blue Ribbon Holdings effective October 1. Ouf has served as president and CEO of ABRH since the company was formed in March 2009.

Glacier Restaurant Group Buys Max & Erma’s

Glacier Restaurant Group announced that it is buying the Max & Erma’s restaurant chain from American Blue Ribbon Holdings with the objective of revitalizing the concept for exceptional growth.

Max & Erma's Shutters 13 Midwest Restaurants

American Blue Ribbon announced the closing of 13 Max & Erma’s Midwest locations as it streamlines operations and deals with underperforming outlets.The parent company, which also owns O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub, Village Inn, and Bakers Square, says senior managers went to the restaurants in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana on Monday to deliver the news.

Pork it Over: the Meat Expands its Role on Menus

Leading restaurants are expanding the protein selection on their menus by offering more pork dishes, according to foodservice consultants Technomic.With a 7 percent increase in menu mentions over the past year, pork is now being showcased in appetizers, entrees, and sides.

Management Moves: Weis, Lund, Carayannopoulos, Dillon, Bawcom

Steve Weis, Max & Erma’sWith an aggressive turnaround plan underway, Max & Erma’s Restaurants is turning to veteran restaurant leader Steve Weis to guide day-to-day-operations. The announcement was made by Hazem Ouf, president and CEO of Max & Erma’s parent company, American Blue Ribbon Holdings (ABRH).