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SBA creates an easier way for PPP borrowers to see if loans are forgiven

The streamlined web portal, which goes live on Aug. 4, is limited to borrowers of $150,000 or less.


More companies are turning to franchising for growth

As demand for franchises increases, companies see potential in the business model to speed development.

The Asian chain is reportedly considering an initial public offering, while the pizza concept is exploring the idea months after emerging from bankruptcy.

The owner of concepts like Velvet Taco, Barcelona and Bartaco may hold an initial public offering or merge with a SPAC.

Casual dining stocks and Potbelly are hard hit while the Delta variant spreads and renews concerns about the economy.

Transactions on the company's digital ordering platform quadrupled in the past year.

Stock prices for all but one publicly traded restaurant company are up this year. But investors have grown more bullish on casual dining.

The resulting company will now also operate Mastro's, Vic and Anthony's, and Catchsteak.

The money will be allocated in grants of up to $30,000, with the exact amount determined by revenue losses in 2020.

A look at 50 of the most notable deals this year shows how investors are increasingly eager to cash in on what is becoming an enormous market.

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