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The New-Age CFO
Financial expertise, brand awareness, and even IT familiarity make CFOs powerful brand executives.
Money on the Mind
With the recession in the rearview mirror, operators finally have more financing options available to them. Finding those options, though, is another story.
5 Key Drivers to Impact Growth in 2015
Where restaurant operators should look for growth through the rest of the year.
Time to Spend Again
Restaurants take advantage of good market conditions to refresh, energize their brands.
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.
Sonic Continues to Fight Rumor Mill
As the company pointed out last week, it has not been informed of any cut-back in franchisee financing and continues to have other financing sources beyond GE Capital.
Arby's and Wendy's Becomes Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc.
Under the agreement, Arby's shareholders will receive 4.25 shares of Triarc stock.
Whataburger Aquires Largest Franchisee
Whataburger's deal with Barrand Inc. spans 40-plus restaurants in Northeast Texas and the Florida Panhandle.
Sonic Comments on GE Capital
GE Capital provided less than 10 percent of the lending to Sonic franchisees.
Pepsi Bottling Group to Acquire Lane Affiliated Companies
Deal will add the U.S.'s eight largest Pepsi bottler to Pepsi Bottling Group portfolio.
Powerhouse Darden Slips in Q1
The company's only big winner this quarter was Olive Garden, reaching its 56th consecutive quarter of increased sales.
CKE Reports Second Quarter Results
The 27.8 percent increase in diluted earnings per share is in part attributable to the company's share repurchase program.
Green Mountain Acquires Tully's
Tully’s Coffee Corporation will remain an independent company, owned by its existing shareholders and managed by its existing management team.
Wendy's, Triarc Merger Approved
Stockholders/shareholders from both companies voted in favor of the $2 billion merger.
Chipotle Feeling Tight Economy
The company announced slowing sales expectations for its third quarter, which officially ends September 30.
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