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7-11, Albertsons Add to the List of Existential Threats

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How did Denny’s Do It?

There’s a lot of talk about turnarounds these days. Some say casual dining is just dead while others think they’ve cracked the code one quarter only to find a new scapegoat the next. But Denny’s made it work.

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August Continues Ugly Restaurant Trends

Even before Harvey slammed Texas, August continued an ugly trend for the restaurant industry.

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Houston ‘Open for Business’ but Restaurant Recovery Could Be Rocky

By now, much of the worst flooding is over in Houston proper, but Irma and Jose may deliver another one-two punch to restaurant operators in the Southeast.

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With Bruegger's, JAB Now Controls $7.2 Billion of U.S. Breakfast

The Luxembourg-based private equity giant JAB grabs yet another chunk of the breakfast day part.

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Bridg gets $11 Million in Series B Funding

Bridg, a one-to-one marketing firm that gleans data from credit card transactions, is set to grow further with a new round of funding.

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Inside an Open-Book Accounting Huddle at Miss Kim's

“What is your spirit vegetable?” This isn’t a question that kicks off many financial meetings. But at Miss Kim’s, the newest addition to the Zingerman’s family of restaurants in Ann Arbor, examining the P&L is no dull or secret affair.

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First Watch, Advent Pursue ‘Thoughtful Growth’ After Acquisition

One of the largest global private equity firms now has a majority stake in First Watch.

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When Is Shake Shack Open? Ask the Bot

Shake Shack is tapping into a chatbot to solve the pesky problem of digital customer service.

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Bobby Flay and Now Fatburger: Did BANQ Crack the Mini-IPO Code?

The news of Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace looking to go public and now FAT Brands close on its heels are intriguing developments for the restaurant finance world, but they might not have been possible without one man’s efforts.

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Time Running Out for CFOs to Adopt New FASB Standard

There are some big changes coming to the accounting department, and many companies have been slow to react.

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B-Dubs Express Opens as Buffalo Wild Wings Attempts to ‘Stabilize’

While it’s not going to be an elixir for investors agonizing over Q2, B-Dubs Express aims to meet the consumer where they want to be.

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Roark Acquires Passion, Authenticity at Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

The Roark team must have a soft spot for the name Jim. In its latest restaurant acquisition, the private equity firm acquired Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q.

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Flynn Continues ‘Perfect Diversification’ Play With Acquisition of 34 Panera Locations

Greg Flynn and the Flynn Restaurant Group have picked up another 34 Panera Bakery-Café locations.

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Hashim ‘Humbled’ as NRD Closes Second Franchise Fund

NRD Capital Management completed fundraising for NRDP II, the second fund under storied multi-unit franchisee Aziz Hashim.

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To Avoid Supply Chain Games, Track, Record and Shop

When a shipment of kosher salt is $26 and the next order is $46, it’s not commodities or a dire salt shortage; it’s just the typical supply chain games.

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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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