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Irish investment firm Danu Partners has acquired Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, parent company of the high-end steakhouse concept. As part of the deal, Danu has purchased seven of the eight Smith & Wollensky restaurant locations and world-wide licensing rights to the concept.
Robert Walter will serve as non-executive chairman of the board for Yum! Brands, effective May 20, 2016. Walter succeeds David Novak, who previously announced his plan to retire as executive chairman and step down from the board.
A combination of eight companies and individuals are recognized for their achievements by the National Restaurant Association’s Education Foundation.