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McAlister’s maestro turns his magic to Salsarita’s


By JACK WEATHERLY  Phil Friedman has come a long way since he grew up in the Bronx, one of the five buroughs of New York City. Now he’s in Greater Burrito as owner of Salsarita’s, a Charlotte, N.C.-based Mexican fare chain. He got there by way of Mississippi, where he made a stop in his 40-year career as an entrepreneur in ...

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Starkville's Cotton Mill Marketplace hotel breaks ground Wednesday

STARKVILLE, Mississippi — Groundbreaking is scheduled for noon Wednesday in Starkville for a 117-room Holiday Inn hotel, part of the the of the Cotton Mill Market Place project now under way at the intersection of Spring Street and Highway 12. The $20 million investment in the hotel and 15,000-square-foot retail center now under construction should create more than 150 jobs, ...

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Friedman picked for board

Buffets Inc. of Egan, Minn., has appointed seasoned restaurant executive Philip Friedman to its board of directors. Friedman currently serves as chairman and CEO of Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina and as president of P. Friedman & Associates Inc. He previously served as chairman, CEO and president of McAlister’s Corporation. Friedman was awarded Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2009 Golden Chain Award honoree for ...

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