Rising labor costs could slow restaurant acquisitions

The labor environment could slow what has been an unprecedented level of restaurant merger and acquisition activity.


Investors get a taste for restaurants

The Bottom Line: Industry stocks are up thanks to sales improvement and tax reform, but they lag the broader markets.

Diversified Restaurant Holdings is pursuing a sale or other extraordinary option.

Marathon Partners accuses J. Alexander's of "manipulation" in its effort to merge with Ninety Nine Restaurants, says RB's The Bottom Line.

The acquisition will provide Panera with an entry into nontraditional sites, and reunite management with a brand Panera once owned and operated.

The company says it will focus on organic growth after shareholders block a proposed merger with Ninety Nine Restaurants.

The husband and wife team who started the chain have sold a controlling interest to TPG Growth.

Inspire Brands, which owns Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings, is a new kind of brand operator.

A number of successful individuals and companies are trying the other side of investment negotiations.

The Bottom Line: Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings want to buy more brands, and they have plenty of choices.

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