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At the start of November, Via 313 named Ray Risley ins new CEO. He’s the former president and COO of Front Burner Restaurant Group’s Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar brand. Prior to that, he was president of Del Fresco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse.

At Front Burner, Risley was responsible for building its executive leadership team and overseeing 12 locations that generated system-wide sales of $85 million. At Del Fresco’s — where he spent nearly two decades of his career — he led 13 Double Eagle Steakhouse locations with over $176 million in annual revenue, and he oversaw one of the highest AUV chain of restaurants in the country (a staggering $14.1M per location).

Via 313 is ready to expand. It already has about a dozen locations, with 18-plus more to come in the next two years.

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