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.

Cracker Barrel Wants To Use Fewer Plates

Cracker Barrel, the Lebanon, Tennessee-based family dining chain-slash-retailer, is working on a plan to cut operating costs by $50 million over three years. Among the cuts: Reducing the number of plates the company uses.


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