Cheesecake Factory sets time frame for buying North Italia

The casual-dining powerhouse has also delayed the launch date of its new fast-casual concept.


Papa John’s shares surge on more buyout reports

Several private equity firms, including Roark Capital, are reportedly vying for the pizza chain.

Joe & the Juice and Focus Brands are reportedly considering IPOs, which would be the first in three years, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Z Capital completes the purchase of what was called Real Mex Restaurants out of bankruptcy court.

A reported valuation of the salad chain seems like a lot, but it’s not unprecedented, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The restaurant-heavy private-equity firm completed fundraising for two new funds.

The founder threatened further action if the company doesn't drop the provision keeping him from buying more shares.

The company’s board realized it had little choice but to take a $300 million buyout offer, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

In this week’s podcast, restructuring expert Jonathan Tibus talks about what’s causing problems at so many chains.

After making a major investment at the end of last year, the private-equity firm is preparing the company for growth.