finance

Financing

Southern chain Fatz Cafe closes all 18 locations

The brand had been in decline for years after peaking at nearly 50 units in 2011. It’s part of a rash of restaurant closures recently.

Operations

Pickleball-themed Camp Pickle has unlocked $200M for growth

The concept from Punch Bowl Social founder Robert Thompson isn't scheduled to debut until next year, but it has attracted some powerful investors from both the restaurant and the pickleball world.

A Deeper Dive: RB Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo joins me on the podcast to talk about some of the more colorful events in the restaurant industry’s history.

The chain has been hit hard by changing trade areas and, more recently, soaring inflation. It believes the "pruning" will help its 91 remaining stores.

Subway appears to be on the verge of completing the third-largest chain acquisition by value in history. Here are a look at the 10 biggest, at least until that one is complete.

The activist investor, which once won every seat on the Darden Restaurants' board, now owns nearly 10% of the Outback Steakhouse parent.

Paul Carbone joins the parent of Panera Bread, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. as it continues preparations for a possible IPO.

After its June IPO, the fast-casual chain came out of the gate strong, with second-quarter traffic up more than 10%.

Writer and activist Mark Bittman is pitching a new concept called Community Kitchen that will attempt what some might say is impossible: Offering healthful food in a way that benefits the planet, pays workers well and is affordable. Can it make a profit?

Mancino's 30-year employee ran the con for 4 years, embezzling $100,000 before being found out.

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