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Four Corner’s Bill Lenehan: An Appetite to Acquire Restaurants

Bill Lenehan is CEO of that new REIT entity—Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE-FCPT) – and he is helping other restaurant chains and individual franchise operators by acquiring their properties and then leasing them back via long-term net leases.

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Shake Shack (SHAK) Reports First Quarter 2018—Stock up 25%—What’s Going On?

36% of the stock float was sold short, so the numbers came through “adequately”, and the stock didn’t go down, so the short-term traders panicked, covered their positions and drove the stock higher. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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Roger Lipton: Restaurant Brands International (QSR) – A Great Number of Moving Parts, Financial, Legal, Operationally in the First Quarter

QSR reported their first quarter results on April 25th, including eagerly awaited commentary regarding the important relationship with their Tim Horton franchisees. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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Sandra McCraren: Celebrating 30+ Years in Finance

Sandra McCraren will be the first to admit that when she started her career in restaurant financing nearly 30 years ago, she definitely had luck on her side. She went to work for a bank that was in the very early stages of helping form what is now the national lending program for McDonald’s franchisees.

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Restaurant Finance Monitor Stock Index Rebalance Tells a Mixed Story

In the latest Restaurant Finance Monitor INDXX rebalancing, which took place on March 31 the index underwent a number of significant changes.

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More Women in Restaurant CFO Positions

Up until ten years ago, almost all the chief financial officers in the restaurant industry were male. At the recent Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, 36 of the 243 CFOs attending, or 15%, were female. One of them, Lina O’Connor, CFO of Tender Greens, in Culver City, Calif., remarked, “Fifteen percent is better than zero and the needle is moving, however slowly.”

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Roger Lipton: 'Admirable' MOD Poised to Stay Strong

A strong bench, deep pockets and a strong culture have 302-unit MOD ready to keep growing. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view FREE restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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Glen Kunofsky: Blazing a Trail for Sale-Leasebacks

Glen Kunofsky is a veteran of the sale-leaseback industry and one of the pioneers who helped establish a bigger buyer pool for net-leased restaurant properties among private investors nearly two decades ago.

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Quick Hits From The Food On Demand Conference

The inaugural Food On Demand Conference just wrapped up in Dallas, take a look at some of the key points coming out of the food-delivery industry.

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Meet Restaurant Real Estate Expert Gary Chou

To his credit, Gary Chou has earned an impressive list of academic and professional achievements. But the path he followed to become a top commercial real estate broker is far from typical.

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Butterfly Buys a Brand Ahead of Its Time

The fast-casual segment appears to be evolving, causing private equity investors to pursue brands featuring menus ahead of their time. Case in point: Modern Market. Founders of the 30-unit chain sold controlling interest in late February to Butterfly Equity, a Los Angeles private equity firm specializing in “seed-to-table” investments.

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What the Monitor Stock Index Is Telling Us

The Restaurant Finance Monitor Stock Index (RSM) has returned 2.14% as of March 14, 2018, behind the S&P 500, which is up 3.16%.

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Delivering Yourself? Good Luck Finding Drivers

The labor situation is difficult, and restaurateurs looking to get into the delivery game themselves have an especially difficult task.

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Roger Lipton: Cooper's Hawk Checks 'Experiential' and 'Lifestyle' Boxes

Cooper’s Hawk has grown to 30 high-volume locations by tapping into the experiential and lifestyle trends that keep casual diners coming back. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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2018 Tax Reform Webinar

With tax reform legislation now law, it’s important than restaurant accounting, finance and tax professionals understand the important changes brought about by this legislation in order to take full advantage of the changes. We covered this topic in a webinar which you can now watch here.

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Roger Lipton: Market Volatility in Three Charts

The last two weeks have been especially volatile in the capital markets. Visit www.liptonfinancialservices.com to view more stories from Roger and company descriptions.

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Conferences

Cosmopolitan Hotel

Restaurant Finance & Development Conference
November 12-14, 2018​
Wynn/Encore 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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Finance & Real Estate Directory

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