Restaurant buyers look for big deals

With the industry facing an uncertain future, investors are hunting big game while treading lightly around risk.


Landry’s and Inspire Brands continue the consolidation trend

The presence of growing operating companies will continue to put pressure on stand-alone chains to get larger, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Rather than give the company long-term growth, it led investors to force a sale and the company’s ultimate breakup, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The private equity firm has completed its purchase of the chain operator and is flipping the steakhouse concepts while keeping Barcelona and Bartaco.

A bankruptcy court approved the $37 million acquisition after no other bids were received.

Founder Jimmy John Liautaud to step down as chairman as the sandwich chain is folded into the multi-brand company.

The company raised $150 million and now says it is worth $1.6 billion. That puts the salad chain in rarified air, says RB's The Bottom Line.

The investment will help the provider of ghost kitchens continue to grow and open its first locations in New York City.

Franchise concept collector Fat Brands is refinancing its debt by trying to raise another $30 million from public investors, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The smaller Marie Callender’s was sold for $1.75 million as part of the breakup. RB’s The Bottom Line examines why the price was so low.

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