Private-equity firm acquires big Burger King operator

Polar Star Capital Partners, a newly formed investment firm, has acquired 126-unit Meridian Restaurants Unlimited.


Dick’s Wings owner to buy Tilted Kilt

Arc Group will acquire the struggling breastaurant chain in a complex deal.

The 58-unit casual Italian chain becomes a sister concept of Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo and Earl of Sandwich.

Weak sales and poor stock performance are conspiring to create another dry spell for restaurant IPOs, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The sale adds to JAB Holding Co.’s growing collection of coffee chains.

The two casual Italian brands will be the nucleus for a new company run by the former Olive Garden chief, with financial backing from Brazil-based GP Investments.

Del Frisco’s acquisition of Barteca shows Wall Street’s willingness to accept more strategic deals, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The two-concept Italian operation says its pending acquisition by a Swiss private-equity group is a better deal.

The rapidly growing fast-casual chain has raised more than $130 million to fuel its expansion.

The company said that its strategic review didn’t result in a viable offer, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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