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Biglari gets more control at Biglari Holdings

Jul 02, 2015
Blog: Sardar Biglari will control nearly half of the shares at Biglari Holdings after his hedge fund agreed to buy another 600,000 shares....

Investors are betting on restaurants

Jul 01, 2015
Blog: Investors seem to have rediscovered the restaurant industry so far in 2015, but they've been cautious about it...

Want to generate higher sales? Don't franchise

Jun 30, 2015
Blog: Restaurants that don't franchise generated higher sales last year than those that do franchise, according to Technomic...

J. Alexander's officially withdraws its IPO

Jun 29, 2015
Blog: J. Alexander's has officially withdrawn its plan for an IPO, proving that some restaurant companies can't quite go that route....

Some companies still like running restaurants

Jun 26, 2015
Blog: Recent acquisitions of franchisees by Buffalo Wild Wings and Chili's show that some brands still like running restaurants. Here's why....

The problem with going public

Jun 19, 2015
Blog: Lots of restaurant companies are going public, but life for a public company can be trouble...

How Starbucks operates like a tech giant

Jun 17, 2015
Blog: Starbucks' decision to close 23 La Boulange Bakery locations shows how the concept acts more like a tech company....

How will investors receive Fogo de Chão?

Jun 15, 2015
Blog: Investors have given strong valuations to restaurants over the past two years, but not so for casual dining chains....

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill makes jump to East Coast

Jun 10, 2015
Blog: California concept expands to the Washington, D.C. area for the first time...

Pizza Hut to debut Hot Dog Bites pie

Jun 10, 2015
Blog: The pizza will debut on June 18...

Restaurants had a really good first quarter

Jun 09, 2015
Blog: Restaurants not only saw their sales increase in the first quarter, but profits increased, too....

Gearing up for growth, Tender Greens innovates with hydroponics

Jun 05, 2015
Blog: Fast-casual concept aims to take its local, organic farm-to-table model to the East Coast...

Restaurant buyers are analyzing leases

Jun 05, 2015
Blog: Private equity groups are scanning hundreds of lease documents, looking for gold, or traps, when they buy restaurant chains...

The downside of strong IPO valuations

Jun 04, 2015
Blog: Growth chains are getting strong valuations when they go public, but this can cause real problems when expectations aren't met....

Nelson Peltz reducing his Wendy's holdings

Jun 03, 2015
Blog: Nelson Peltz is reducing his ownership of The Wendy's Company but will remain its largest shareholder....

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