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GE Capital Franchise Finance Anticipates Sale

GE said it would sell most of its GE Capital assets by 2018, in a move to refocus on its industrial businesses. GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt said market conditions are favorable to pursue the sale of GE Capital assets not specifically tied to it industrial units. What does that mean for GE Capital, Franchise Finance, one of the largest lenders in the restaurant finance arena?

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Ruby Tuesday Narrows Losses; Seeks to Widen Appeal To Get Sales Moving Again

Casual dining operator Ruby Tuesday revealed it would launch a unit remodeling test next year as part of its ongoing brand transformation effort, as the 765-unit concept seeks to broaden its customer demographics – targeting in particular families with children.

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10 Things You Need To Know About Bojangles Before You Even Think About Buying The IPO

Bojangles Famous Chicken & Biscuits announced plans to become a public company this week, although the only shares to be sold in the offering are those of the private equity firm, Advent International, together with a group of insiders. No funds are being raised for the company.

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Quizno’s Still Shrinking

Quizno’s new franchise disclosure document (FDD) reveals the number of U.S. locations declined to 1,000 at the end of 2014. Quizno’s peaked at 4,641 units in 2006, just when a billion dollar leveraged buyout of the chain was completed by former CEO Rick Schaden, Fortress Investment and Avenue Capital. It’s been all downhill since then.

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Why McDonald’s $1.00 Raise Is More Than A Goodwill Gesture

McDonald’s announcement that it would pay starting wages of $1.00 over the local minimum wage and provide paid time-off for full and part-time crew employees received widespread coverage in the media. Lost in the noise of the announcement was this caveat: The raises and additional benefits accruing to employees would be in company stores only.

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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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