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Papa John’s stock surges on reports of investor’s interest

Trian Fund, one of Wendy’s biggest shareholders, is reportedly eyeing the pizza chain, sending the stock soaring.

Financing

Big Burger King operator Carrols buys 43 more restaurants

The company said it completed three deals since August and also that Hurricane Florence hurt sales.

The National Restaurant Association will become an equity partner in Winsight, which assumes operational ownership of the trade group's annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

Ned Algeo was also named CFO of FM Restaurants, which acquired the owner of El Torito and Chevy’s Fresh Mex for $47 million out of bankruptcy.

A report says the company is asking potential buyers to submit bids.

Here’s why chain owners are engineering the greatest merger wave in industry history, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The deal will give Inspire Brands its third major chain and fourth overall.

Also, JAB probably won’t buy Starbucks, and Papa John’s looks at a new logo, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Scott Smith was named president of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse.

The two brands were quietly sold over the summer.