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Fazoli’s Reports 17th Consecutive Quarter of Growth

2017-07-20 Fazoli’s, America’s largest fast casual Italian chain, announced a 1 percent same-store sales increase for its franchised locations during the second ...

Panera is No Longer a Publicly Traded Company

2017-07-18 Panera Bread Company and JAB announced Tuesday the successful completion of the acquisition of Panera by an investment vehicle of JAB Consumer Fund an...

Blaze Pizza Receives PE Cash Infusion

2017-07-14 Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced that it has made a significant non-controlling investment i...

Report Shows Industry Sales Improving (Slightly)

2017-07-14 While restaurant industry performance has been dismal for the past six quarters, June’s results provided a bit of good news.

Firebird Restaurant Group Buys Dallas' Village Burger Bar

2017-07-13 The owner of Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar is taking another bite of the Dallas burger landscape.

Juice It Up’s Same-Store Sales Grow 6 Percent in Q2

2017-07-12 Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, announced that system-wide second quarter sales increase...

Panera's 2nd Largest Franchisee Buys 34 Stores

2017-07-12 Pan American Group LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flynn Restaurant Group LP, announced Wednesday that it has acquired 34 Panera Bread Bakery-Café l...

Four Foods Group Buys 6-Unit Mo’Bettahs

2017-07-12 Four Foods Group, a rapidly growing restaurant development, investment, and management company, acquired a majority stake of Mo’Bettahs, a six-unit Ha...

Panera Shareholders Green Light Blockbuster Merger

2017-07-11 During what the company referred to as a “special meeting” on Tuesday, Panera Bread’s stockholders overwhelmingly approved the brand’s previously anno...

Back Yard Burgers Sold to Private-Equity Group

2017-07-10 Back Yard Burger's 30th anniversary is turning out to be a milestone year in more ways than one.