New parent company, FoodFirst Global Restaurants, is moving Bravo Brio, an Italian food chain, to its new headquarters in Orlando, Fla., after spending 26 years in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus office will continue to serve as a support center for the Bravo and Brio chains.

"We see (Orlando) as the epicenter of casual dining," says Brad Blum, chief executive officer of FoodFirst. "We will be better able to recruit the best and brightest people. We think Bravo and Brio have a great deal of long-term growth potential, and we have an opportunity to acquire other brands and create brands from scratch."

FoodFirst is also building a culinary center in Orlando.

Bravo Brio has 110 stores split between the two brands across 32 states.