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Financing

John Schnatter hires a financial advisor on Papa John’s

The advisor will review the company’s financial prospects.

Financing

Inspire Brands completes its purchase of Sonic

Inspire now operates brands that generate more than $12 billion in annual system sales.

Same-store sales rose for the sixth straight month, but traffic is still a problem.

This week’s edition of RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive," explores the growing tension between franchisors and their franchisees.

The QSR operator expects to make more specific deals, such as its purchase of QuikOrder, and won’t rule out a brand acquisition, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The purchase of US Beef Corp. gives the Applebee’s operator its fourth brand and more than 1,200 locations.

The company is acquiring QuikOrder in a bid to improve its online ordering capabilities.

Stocks fell Tuesday amid economic concerns, which only adds to potential problems facing restaurants, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Fat Brands adds its seventh brand with the purchase of the seven-unit chain.

The franchisee association is suing the franchisor over the company's marketing fund and its remodels.

The former Back Yard Burgers CEO joins the fast-casual pizza chain to oversee operations and marketing.

Despite improvement at Applebee’s and BJ’s, demand at varied menu chains remains weak, says RB’s The Bottom Line.