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Emerging Brands

Hot chicken chain Tumble 22 acquired by group including ex-Texas Roadhouse COO

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.


Take-private deals could become more common, even for recent IPOs

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?

The Bottom Line: Mergers with restaurant chains have been tough to come by for the investment firms, so they’ve expanded their reach.

The New York-based cookie chain has given equity to key partners in a bid to create a more passionate team.

The coffee giant had acquired its crosstown rival nearly two decades ago, but it is now focused on its core brand.

The Bottom Line: The owner of Fatburger and Johnny Rockets is looking for deals after taking a break but finds the market to be a lot slower this year.

The eatertainment concept, which operates six total locations, plans to use the funds to expand its presence in the U.S.

The Bottom Line: The number of offerings this year has plunged, thanks largely to market volatility and weak performance among last year’s IPOs.

Montreal-based MTY adds BBQ Holdings' nine concepts to its collection in a deal valued at $200 million.

The SEC and the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey announced civil and criminal charges against three men, charging them with inflating the share price of their company.

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