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Manitowoc Company Purchases Enodis

The transaction is valued at approximately $2.1 billion, including the assumption of Enodis’ net debt (approximately $207 million as of September 29, 2007).

Valuing Your Store

Appraisals often are associated with annoyance—the mere thought of paying good money for someone to come into your restaurant and snoop around everything from the kitchen to your bookkeeping makes many operators cringe. But these valuations are a necessary part of doing business, particularly in the fast-food arena, where changes like the expiration of leases […]

Welcome to South Africa

September 27, 2007, was a big day in Soweto, a township of more than a million people just outside the South African city of Johannesburg. Former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela and other dignitaries gathered with a local choir and a crowd of thousands to mark a very special occasion. It was […]

Paradise Bakery & Café

You might expect a 46-unit chain to lose some identity after merging with a company 22 times its size, especially when the company is Panera Bread, the fast-growing bakery café powerhouse. Au contraire says Paradise Bakery & Café President David Birzon. “We still see ourselves as the bakery-café leader in terms of quality. Before becoming […]