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Doing the Deal
A health check of the mergers and acquisitions market shows opportunities for growth.
A Finance Refresh
Upstart franchise brands are rethinking their finance strategy after the recession.
Three Lessons in Charitable Giving from Shake Shack
Shake Shack’s huge IPO wasn’t just the result of its quality product and business savvy. The brand’s generosity also fuels its success.
Surviving the Shark Tank
How to make your brand appealing to investors.
Diamonds in the Rough
If the Growth 40 is any indication, operators might want to include some smaller, less-known U.S. markets in their expansion plans.
10 Challenges for Fast-Casual Leaders
No matter how successful the industry is, there will always be bumps in the road. These are the bumps operators face in 2015
Tim Hortons’ Must-Win Battle
Now that it’s merged with Burger King, the question is more important than ever: Can the Canadian favorite finally find true success south of the border?
Tale of Two Brands
McDonald’s used to own a majority stake in Chipotle. Now it might be losing its status as top industry influencer to Steve Ells & Co.
NRA's Restaurant Performance Index Shows Decline
As a result of softer sales and traffic levels and restaurant operators’ dampened outlook for the economy, the National Restaurant Association’s Resta...
R&R Ventures Refinances Its Taco Bell Business
The Cypress Group acted as the exclusive advisor to R & R Ventures in the refinancing of its Taco Bell Restaurants and the acquisition of corporat...
Cypress Represents Bryant in Wendy's Refinancing
The Cypress Group acted as the exclusive advisor to Bryant Restaurants Inc. in the refinancing of its 19 Wendy's restaurants.
East Coast Wings & Grill Announces Consecutive Growth
East Coast Wings & Grill, the North Carolina-based restaurant chain, announced its 39th consecutive quarter of same store sales growth.
Potbelly Announces Results of Initial Public Offering
Potbelly Corporation announced the closing of its previously announced initial public offering of 8,625,000 shares of common stock at a price to the p...
Little Greek’s New Arkansas Location Sees Record Sales
Little Greek Restaurant reported great success in Florida and Texas, bringing jobs to the communities through real estate, construction, and the servi...
Taco John’s Incentive Program Aims to Reward Franchisees
Efforts to increase the number of Taco John’s restaurants across the country are gaining momentum with the West-Mex chain’s launch of a new incentive ...
Jamba Juice Predicts Growth for Upcoming Year
Jamba Inc. released an update on key business initiatives, preliminary fiscal year 2014 guidance, and adjusted estimates for fiscal year 2013.
Potbelly Announces Pricing of Its Initial Public Offering
Potbelly Corporation (the "Company") announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,500,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public...
Kona Ice: Saving Millennials One Internship at a Time
It’s no secret that the Millennial generation has been hit particularly hard by today’s high unemployment.
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