At Raising Cane's, strong financial performance with a bit of risk

The fast-casual chicken tenders chain has thrived coming out of the pandemic with strong sales, traffic and earnings. But it spends a lot on growth, according to bond ratings agencies, and its menu is a risk.


A small Florida chain files for bankruptcy and blames the pandemic

Icebox Cafe, which operates four restaurants plus some vending machines, said dealings with “aggressive lenders” had a role in its filing.

This "rip-and-dip" bagel concept has backing from celebs like Paul Rudd, J.J. Watt, Darren Rovell and movie producer John Davis.

The activist investor wants to improve operations at Outback Steakhouse, put the fun back into its marketing and highlight its growing Brazil business.

The Restaurant Group, the U.K. company that owns the Asian concept, is being sold to Apollo Global Management for $623 million.

A Deeper Dive: The Panera Bread founder, restaurant investor and chairman of Cava joins the podcast to talk about a wide range of issues, including activism and why Panera has no large competitor.

Dutch Bros, Red Robin and Sweetgreen are the most “shorted” restaurant stocks, according to a Raymond James analyst, and more investors are betting against fast food.

The Bottom Line: After a strong start to 2023, industry stocks have taken a hit more recently as Wall Street worries about the consumer and higher interest rates.

The 36-unit sports bar chain will put the funding toward growing its sportsbook business and its new sister concept, Clark Crew BBQ.

At an Investment Summit, held on an actual summit in Southern California, restaurant investors shared advice for bringing in financial partners.

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