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Aziz Hashim’s NRD Holdings to Acquire Frisch’s

NRD Partners, a private equity fund formed by Aziz Hashim, has made its first acquisition in the franchise restaurant space. NRD will acquire Frisch's Restaurants (FRS), a family-style restaurant operator that runs restaurants under the trademark "Frisch's Big Boy."


McDonald’s Annual Meeting: Ronald McDonald Stays, But Nothing Substantive Happens

In terms of sales, McDonald's is the world's largest franchise company, but no franchisees spoke at McDonald's 2015 annual meeting on May 21, and they were barely spoken of.


Shake Shack Mania

Shake Shack (SHAK) is officially a four-bagger this morning as its share price has quadrupled from its public offering price of $21 per share on January 30th. The stock is now trading around $86.


Volatile Red Robin: Why Do Shares Trade at A Discount?

Yesterday, Red Robin (RRGB) announced that first quarter earnings per share increased 41.5% to $1.16 compared to $0.82 in the same quarter a year ago. Net income increased 38.7% to $16.6 million compared to $11.9 million for the same period a year ago. Comp sales increased 3.1% in the predominantly company-owned operation.


Morning, Evening Dayparts Power Jack in the Box Q2

After refocusing its marketing and menu development efforts back on its core burger business, Jack in the Box posted its strongest same store sales numbers in 16 years with a systemwide spike of 8.9% with breakfast and dinner revenues spearheading the Q2 2015 increase at the 2,200-unit operator and franchisor.


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