J.H. Whitney Capital buys Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

The 48-unit polished-casual chain has been on a steady growth path.


The booming market for restaurant acquisitions is not ending

The brisk pace of restaurant mergers and acquisitions is expected to continue into 2019, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Papa John’s, McDonald’s, sales challenges, M&A, franchisee revolts and delivery will be big issues next year, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Cosi and the company’s founder are trying to buy the closed chain’s trademarks.

The chicken salad chain now operates 32 of its 105 locations, with significant growth planned for 2019.

The company, facing activist pressure, said it is considering strategic alternatives.

The coffee chain plans to expand the kombucha brand’s presence in grocers and in its shops.

The latest multiunit chain operator is integrating its newest concept in Sullivan’s, but wants more.

The company says it is exploring strategic alternatives and has talked with buyers.

The Philippines-based operator named Jose Minana the chain’s president.