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3 new c-store attempts to eat your lunch

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The European investment firm has been buying up restaurants since 2012. In recent years, the company has taken some of its companies public, sold others, and merged existing holdings.

Niren Chaudhary, CEO of the newly formed fast-casual supergroup of Panera Bread, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels, discusses why the trio banded together and what to expect.

Meanwhile, parent Dine Brands is about to consider "all options to optimize shareholder return."

The five-unit Neapolitan pizza chain said it plans to use to the money to add restaurants in the greater Washington, D.C., area.