The company is a 40-year-old California-based soup and salad cafeteria chain operating 130 restaurants. Faced with declining sales, challenging labor costs, significant debt burden, and multiple internal operational issues, the company was forced to file for bankruptcy and emerged as a new entity owned by senior lenders. CR3 professionals were hired to develop a turnaround roadmap post-bankruptcy revolving around a “save and reinvest” strategy. Additionally, the team served in various interim leadership roles. CR3 ushered in a new corporate culture, established a sustainable restaurant footprint, stabilized sales, and supported the sale of the company to an investor group.