Happy Fri-Yay Everyone!!! I generally spend most of my time out and about in Aspen enjoying the magic of the town and the gorgeous mountains. During the Food & Wine Classic this year; however, I often seemed to rap up my evenings @StRegisAspen! I do indeed love @StRegisAspen for numerous reasons, but here are two specific reasons of late:
1. 🍸💜 The Aviation #2 -- Woody Creek Vodka, Maraschino, lemon, Crème de Violet, and brandied cherry
2. 🍸🙋🏻♂️ @OldJamesSnowmass -- James is one of the all-time best bartenders I've ever met!!! Talented, creative, knarley shredder and a genuinely nice guy pleased to provide the best in world-class service. No wonder he was once featured on a Travel Channel episode of Booze Traveler!!! Thank you James!!! 👍💪🏂💦🏔🍸💯⭐️
Finding yourself in a pickle this Pride weekend? Stop by for our speical Pride cocktail, Pickle Me Tender. // St. George Green Chile Vodka, Mandarine Napoleon, lime juice, simple syrup, pickled cornichon #alembicsf
🍨 Dessert Doesn't Really Reach The Stomach It Goes Straight To The Heart To Make Life Little Sweeter ✨
🍴: Snickers Milkshake Decked Out With A Sugar Donut, Whipped Cream, Hot Fudge, Caramel, & Edible Decoratives
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We don't think you can say no to the 'Negroni' -- Sipsmith gin, Cappelletti, Carpano Antica, handcut ice -- this makes for the perfect smooth cocktail to sip on our shaded patio. Come join us for happy hour until 7 pm this evening! 😜🥃🍊⛱ #fridayfriyay#smoothsippin#onlyinoldpas
INVESTOR BLAST POTBELLY SANDWICH, PUSHES FOR SALE. #FACTS JUNE 23, 2017. An activist investor wants Potbelly Sandwich Works to put itself on the block.
Cleveland-based investment firm Ancora Advisors sent the fast food chain’s board a letter Thursday, blasting it for its poor performance since the sandwich maker went public in 2013. “Investors have experienced nothing but losses as owners of Potbelly,” Ancora Chief Executive Fred DiSanto griped, noting that shares are down more than 60 percent since its October 2013 IPO. Ancora has a 4 percent stake in Potbelly. “We will not hesitate to use whatever means necessary to ensure that the best interests of the shareholders are represented,” DiSanto added.
Potbelly shares jumped as much as 3 percent following Ancora’s letter Thursday, closing at $11.45, up 1.8 percent.
Reps from Potbelly didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Although DiSanto pushed for an outright sale of Potbelly, he outlined areas for improvement whereby a sale might not be necessary. Rolling out kiosks instead of full-scale restaurants for new locations could cut costs, he said, while franchising more of the chain’s 454 locations would boost profitability. Currently, just 43 are franchised.
DiSanto is also pushing for Potbelly’s board to add a shareholder-appointed director to assist in the sandwich chain’s CEO search following last month’s announcement that Aylwin Lewis would be leaving the helm in August.
In addition to seeking a new CEO, DiSanto wrote that the board should create an executive compensation structure that is more aligned with shareholder returns. “We would be happy to assist the board in identifying acceptable board candidates, and we reserve the right to potentially pursue board representation at next year’s annual meeting if necessary,” DiSanto wrote. FOODNINFO.COM #FOODNINFO#NINFONETWORK#POTBELLY#POTBELLYSANDWICH#SANDWICH#BAKEDFRESH#FREDDISANTO#AYLWINLEWIS#FOODFACTS#TRUECOOKS#SFEATS#EATER#DISCOVERY#FOODANDWINE#SAFOODIE#SFEATS#CHEFSOFINSTAGRAM#BUZZFEEDFOOD#TOPFOODNEWS#BUZZFEED#FOODNETWORK#ESSENCEEATS#FOODPORN#FOOOOOD#EEEEEATS#FYET#MYFAB5#CHEFSTABLE