The fast casual is gearing up for more growth as AUVs climb.
The 1,858-unit fast casual is leaning into value, and key menu innovation is prepared to go national in September.
The increased value of restaurants is creating an optimistic outlook for the industry.
The chain knows there's enough labor to fill demand, because its company-run footprint has proven as much with practically full rosters.
The 35-year-old brand is looking to kickstart growth again after slimming its footprint in the past few years.
The channel, which is far more labor intensive than carryout, saw sales decline 11.7 percent in the second quarter, a step down from the 10.7 percent dip in Q1.