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Five Guys Burgers Coming to Braintree, Restaurants Re-Structure

The license board also approved an entertainment permit for Sustainable Braintree to use at the Farmers Market during its Tuesday meeting.

Below is a run-down of the quick actions taken on Tuesday by the Board of License Commissioners at Braintree Town Hall:

Five Guys Seeking Food License

A request by the burger joint for a food license was tabled until the Oct. 23 meeting because of a scheduling issue with the company.

Five Guys Burgers & Fries is requesting the permit for use at a 57-seat establishment at 30-E Forbes Rd. Other businesses going into the new Hyatt Place retail and restaurant plaza include Starbucks, Qdoba Mexican Grille,
Jared Jewelers, The Vitamin Shoppe and JoS A. Bank.

Sustainable Braintree Receives Entertainment License

The local non-profit applied for and received a weekly entertainment license for live music during its Saturday Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Town Hall. Sustainable Braintree has featured music in the past and will need to re-apply for another permit for future years' market runs.

Braintree Restaurants Shake-Up Ownerships

99 Restaurants and California Pizza Kitchen both received permission from the license board on Tuesday to transfer stock, appoint new officers/directors and take on new stockholders. The transactions took place because of ownership changes, according to an attorney representing both clients.

99 Restaurants, owned by one publicly-traded company, was sold to another. The chain has 340 locations in 26 states. State alcohol control officials approved the changes and sent a memo to local boards. Operations at the Braintree restaurant will not change, the lawyer said.

Nor will operations vary at California Pizza Kitchen, he said, aside from the appointment of a new manager, Michael Thomas. Two private equity firms bought the chain, which has 260 locations.

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