Houston Foods To Buy Heartland Units

The parent company of Burger King franchisee Houston Foods is buying 255 locations from Heartland Food Corp. The deal will turn the company, The Dhanani Group, into Burger King's third largest franchisee worldwide and one of the biggest of any brand in the US.

Food Prices Should Get Better (Except For Beef)

Bacon prices are expected to fall in the double digits next year, thanks to easing corn prices and a higher pig population. The bad news: Beef prices are expected to keep going up.

Carrols Steps In And Buys 30 Burger Kings

Carrols has made another purchase, this time 30 units in North Carolina for $20 million. The company made the purchase by exercising its right of first refusal to buy any Burger Kings that are sold in 20 states along the East Coast.

Darden Takes A Shot At Brad Blum

Darden Restaurants, still responding to that 300-page report from the activist investor Starboard Value, today levied criticism at a trio of Starboard's advisers, two of whom used to work with Olive Garden.

Biglari Holdings Co-Owns A Few Jets

Sardar Biglari has apparently softened his stance on corporate jets in recent years. The activist investor's company, Biglari Holdings, is registered as a co-owner of four corporate jets.

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