Owner Caribou, Peet's Buys Einstein

JAB Holding, which in 2012 bought both Peet's Coffee and Caribou, is at it again, this time with a $347 million purchase of Colorado-based bagel company Einstein Noah Restaurant Group. The deal is for $20.25 a share.

Starboard's Full Slate Gets Key Endorsements

The activist gunning to replace Darden's full board of directors got at least one key endorsement today when Glass Lewis, a proxy advisory firm, recommended shareholders vote for Starboard Value's full slate of board nominees.

Jimmy John's Acknowledges Data Breach

Another restaurant chain, the third one in two months, has acknowledged a payment card data breach. This time it's Jimmy John's, which said that 216 locations had data from credit and debit cards compromised over the summer.

Someone Wants To Buy BEF Foods

Sandell Asset Management this morning said that it has been contacted by a private equity group interested in buying BEF Foods, the retail food products division of Bob Evans. Investors are also interested in buying the chain's real estate.

Income Inequality Hurting Restaurants

Is income inequality hurting the restaurant industry? It is, at least according to the NPD Group, which noted that flat traffic at quick-serve restaurants, and increasing traffic at fine dining concepts, show that the income gap is hitting the industry.

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