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In This Issue:
- Chipotle Founder and CEO Steve Ells
- Baja Fresh partners with Olympian Mia Hamm for its latest ad campaign
Applebee’s Senior Vice President of Menu Development and Innovation Kurt Hankins

Creative Habitat: Check out the latest concepts Rainforest Cafe creator Steven Schussler is brewing up in a tour of his idea lab.
PODCAST: Michael Kaufman talks candidly about rebuilding brands at Metromedia Restaurant Group and helping to create them at Harry's Essential Grille.

California Tortilla co-founder Pam Felix reveals the challenges of too many chiefs.

Senior Editor David Farkas muses on the comings and goings of the restaurant world.

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California Tortilla co-founder Pam Felix reveals the challenges of a company run by all chiefs.
Upstarts: Salad Creations’ Simple Plan
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