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Oak Hill Capital Partners Buys into Next Phase of Checkers & Rally’s

Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners bought Checkers & Rally’s Restaurant Inc form Sentinel Capital Partners for $525 million.

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In Boardroom Shuffle, Puzder Exits CKE, KFC’s Marker Takes Over

A pair of high-profile moves are shaking things up at CKE and KFC.

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La Madeleine's Seeks Growth via Refranchising

La Madeleine's French Bakery & Cafe, the French-themed bakery concept under the Le Duff umbrella is embarking on a major refranchising effort led by the Cypress Group.

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RBI Buying Authentically-Positioned Chicken Leader Popeyes

The rumors proved true, Restaurant Brands International is set to acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in a deal worth $1.8 billion.

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$1.1B Opportunity: Turning Infrequent Diners into Regulars

How much would turning an infrequent customer into a regular affect the bottom line?

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Julia Stewart Out, Asset-Light Model in Question

DineEquity (NYSE: DIN) CEO Julia Stewart is out.

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Forward-Thinking Panera and Reactionary Buffalo Wild Wings

Earnings releases from Panera (NASDAQ: PNRA) and Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) show the stark difference between forward-thinking innovators and status quo.

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‘Simple’ Growth Brand Wingstop Opens Location 1,000

Dallas-based Wingstop has opened location No. 1,000, a major milestone for a brand defined by its simplicity.

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Bob Evans: Out of the Restaurant Business, Back to Farming

Bob Evans Restaurants and BEF Foods are splitting in a major move that allows the company to focus on its high-margin consumer packaged good business.

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Kasriel Says Too Early to Forecast a Recession in 2017

However, investor expectations of U.S. economic growth will be disappointing in the first half of 2017 predicts economist Paul Kasriel based on his analysis of the slowdown in the growth of commercial bank credit and the monetary base in December 2016.

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Chipotle Names New Agencies To ‘Evolve’ Marketing Program

Moving beyond billboards with tinfoil-wrapped monster burritos, Chipotle is ready for a new marketing campaign.

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Here’s Why Diners Are Losing Their Appetite

Bonnie Riggs, a veteran researcher at the NPD Group, noticed a numerical anomaly as she examined last year’s industry traffic. It stopped halfway through 2016, then nosedived.

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Casual Diner Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Absorbs Largest Franchisee

In this era dominated by refranchising, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is bucking the trend.

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Conferences

Cosmopolitan Hotel

Restaurant Finance & Development Conference
November 13-15, 2017
Cosmopolitan , Las Vegas

Find financing and make deals at the best networking event in the restaurant industry.

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FINANCE & REAL ESTATE DIRECTORY

Franchise Times would like to introduce you to the lenders and real estate advisory sources that are targeting the restaurant industry.

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