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The Bottom Line

Jonathan Maze The Bottom Line

The musings of Executive Editor Jonathan Maze.

Financing

Chick-fil-A, not Burger King or Wendy’s, is McDonald’s biggest competitor

The chicken sandwich chain, which will soon be the country’s third-biggest restaurant, caters to the same customers, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Sardar Biglari quietly sells some Cracker Barrel stock

The sale is the Steak ‘n Shake owner is quietly reducing his holdings, which is big for both him and Cracker Barrell, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company's stock is at a low point, which could be a challenge for the company as activists push a sale, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The QSR operator expects to make more specific deals, such as its purchase of QuikOrder, and won’t rule out a brand acquisition, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Stocks fell Tuesday amid economic concerns, which only adds to potential problems facing restaurants, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Despite improvement at Applebee’s and BJ’s, demand at varied menu chains remains weak, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Tension at Jack in the Box, McDonald’s and others show the model’s limitations, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

A report suggests bidders are backing off a complete purchase, which sent the company’s stock sinking, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The decline, according to Debtwire, has come just a year after the chain was sold.

But both brands have seen same-store sales slowdowns in recent years, says RB’s The Bottom Line.