March 2017

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Darden Doubles Down on Casual Dining With Cheddar’s Acquisition

Darden picked up its first brand in five years with the acquisition of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, doubling down on casual dining.


Oak Hill Capital Partners Buys into Next Phase of Checkers & Rally’s

Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners bought Checkers & Rally’s Restaurant Inc form Sentinel Capital Partners for $525 million.


In Boardroom Shuffle, Puzder Exits CKE, KFC’s Marker Takes Over

A pair of high-profile moves are shaking things up at CKE and KFC.


La Madeleine's Seeks Growth via Refranchising

La Madeleine's French Bakery & Cafe, the French-themed bakery concept under the Le Duff umbrella is embarking on a major refranchising effort led by the Cypress Group.