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Financing

Cava to acquire Zoes Kitchen for $300M

The fast-casual deal was largely financed by an investment from Panera Bread’s founder.

Operations

What’s on restaurateurs’ minds? Depends on their gender

A survey of 1,000 small business owners found pronounced differences in the business attitudes of male and female operators.

The company says its same-store sales rose 9.4% in the second quarter, thanks in part to its focus on sports.

Sinelli Concepts International has acquired the 32-unit gelato chain.

Labor shortages and permitting issues are contributing to the chain's slowdown.

Labor shortages and permitting issues are contributing to the chain's slowdown.

Focus Brands is paying $13 per share for the 800-unit juice chain.

The deal includes 16-state broadline distributor Food Services of America.

The former Ernst & Young CFO takes over for John Schnatter as the company looks for additional board members.