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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.
Sentinel Capital Partners Invests in Newk's Growth
Newk’s Holding Company announced that Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York–based private equity firm, has made a significant capital investment in th...
McAlister's Partners with Lenders for Nat'l Franchise Expansion
McAlister's Deli, a fast-casual restaurant, announced it has partnered with several lenders for franchise expansion nationwide.
Quiznos Announces Restructuring Plan to Reduce Debt
Quiznos today announced that its senior lenders have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a “pre-packaged” restructuring plan that will reduce the company...
Papa Murphy’s Files for IPO
Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc.
Report: February Marks Third Month of Decreasing Sales
The year continues to be disappointing for the restaurant industry as February again resulted in negative same-store sales, according to Black Box Int...
Sbarro Files for Bankruptcy
Sbarro LLC filed a petition with the U.S Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S.
Amid Financial Uncertainty, Quiznos Debuts Pasta
While the corporate team at sandwich chain Quiznos has spent the last few months battling debt and preparing a restructuring plan, the brand’s menu de...
GrubHub Files Proposed Public Offering of Stock
GrubHub Inc. formerly known as GrubHub Seamless Inc., announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S.
NRA Welcomes New Senior Vice President
The National Restaurant Association announced the appointment of Sherman Brown as senior vice president of business and financial strategy for its Ser...
StraightPay to Launch Payment App
StraightPay, a payment and reward application announced its initial product launch to select customers in February 2014, with a complete roll out to t...
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