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Financing

Why refranchising and value don’t mix

The push to lower prices, and rely heavily on franchisees, could hurt more operators, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Leadership

CEO of Old Chicago and Rock Bottom's parent resigns

Fred Beilstein is adding the duties of CEO to his CFO responsibilities on an interim basis.

Del Frisco’s acquisition of Barteca shows Wall Street’s willingness to accept more strategic deals, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The two-concept Italian operation says its pending acquisition by a Swiss private-equity group is a better deal.

Cost cuts and better revenue have offset the chain's decline in same-store sales.

The bankruptcy filing of large Applebee’s franchisee shows that franchisors don’t reveal enough of their operators’ financial health, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The deal for Barteca Restaurant Group gives the casual-dining operator two growth chains.

The chain's improved performance is proof full-service chains are holding their own against fast casual, executives stressed.

Sales and traffic comps remained negative for the big brand in Brinker’s portfolio.

Early Q1 earnings reports show some big-name players reaping the benefits of programs that began long ago.