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Jack in the Box’s Del Taco deal was more expensive than it seems

The Bottom Line: Executives argued that “synergies” made the deal more palatable. But it’s taking a while for those cost savings to take hold. Investors have responded accordingly.


Swig gets new majority owner in Utah’s Larry H. Miller Co.

The fast-growing beverage chain is poised to go coast-to-coast with backing from the business group and former Utah Jazz owner.

The big Applebee's and Panera franchisee is acquiring control of the properties through a joint venture.

The NFL Hall of Fame quarterback was also named to the board of advisors of the emerging sports bar chain.

The Canadian brand collector continues its U.S. shopping spree with its second deal this year, following an earlier acquisition of Famous Dave’s.

The company has hired the investment banking firm Cypress Group to market 300 Del Taco restaurants to franchisees.

This $20 million fund is designed to help grow female- and minority-owned independent concepts.

The chain will acquire the restaurants early next year as its corporate locations continue to outperform franchisees.

The Bottom Line: The grill-maker Weber received a buyout offer just one year after its initial public offering. Could the same thing happen with newly public restaurants?

Doug Thompson will become CEO of the five-unit brand he is buying with well-known restaurant investors Bruckman, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. and Rosser Capital Partners.

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