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Financing

Sam Borgese has big plans for Coco’s, Carrows and Shari’s

The CEO of Shari’s discusses efforts to turn around the struggling chains, following a summertime acquisition.

Technology

Tilman Fertitta makes a big bet on delivery

Landcadia Holdings, cofounded by the Landry’s owner, has completed its purchase of delivery company Waitr.

For Arc Group, which is on a buying spree, the deal was too good to pass up.

Bankruptcies, sales and store closures show that the tough market is exposing companies’ poor plans, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The pizza chain is exploring strategic alternatives, which could include a sale.

Bad weather led to a 20% decline in sales that made an “immediate” filing and sale necessary, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Dallas-based franchisee Sun Holdings will take control of the 169-unit chain.

Arc Group, owner of Dick’s Wings, has been working to buy the chain for months.

But the company doesn’t get the valuations that some of its competitors have received, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Weak traffic, high costs and growing competition have taken their toll on chains.