In Memoriam

In Memoriam

FRANCIS M. “FRANK” BARRETT, creator of the Ground Round casual-dining concept, died Nov. 15 in Brighton, Mass. He was 79.

Barrett’s foodservice career started in the mid-1960s as a management trainee at a Howard Johnson’s in Wollaston Beach, Mass., where he rose to senior vice president.

Barrett launched Ground Round in 1969, a concept that sought to attract families by appealing to parents as much as their children. He left Howard Johnson in 1973 to form a

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