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Chris Simms, CEO

Lazy Dog plots growth beyond California

Founder, CEO Chris Simms discusses the upscale-casual concept’s expansion plans

Upscale-casual brand Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is looking to bring its unique beverage program and made-from-scratch dishes outside California for the first time.

Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Lazy Dog, which is also known for its dog-friendly patio spaces, currently has 14 restaurants in California and nine to 10 locations planned over the next two years in the Texas, Nevada and California markets.

Founder and chief executive Chris Simms recently spoke with Natio

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