Bakers Square, Village Inn owner files for bankruptcy

American Blue Ribbon Holdings closed 33 locations as it continues to lose money.


Restaurant chains have no room for error

Bankruptcy filings by Bar Louie, Krystal and American Blue Ribbon all reflect the industry’s competitive and operational challenges, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The pub chain says it has a stalking horse bidder and three other parties interested in an acquisition.

This week’s Chopt-Dos Toros deal is the latest to combine multiple growth concepts, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

L Catterton will back the venture, which intends to gather growth concepts that are still influenced by their founders.

The three dozen chains participating in the ICR Conference provided plenty of aha moments. Here’s a sampling of the surprising tidbits that were aired.

The long-struggling fast-casual chain has been closing locations throughout New England in recent weeks.

RB's The Bottom Line looks at why Taco Bell's owner opted to take on such a small acquisition in its proposed purchase of The Habit Burger Grill.

The surprising deal gives the owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut its own burger chain.

The burrito chain was the industry’s best stock in a generally good year, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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