As store closures mount, Subway tries keeping them open

The company has started requiring operators go to a committee rather than close their stores as it seeks to stem a decline in unit count.


Red Robin suspends refranchising

The decision follows an unprofitable quarter when traffic continued to slide.

The burger chain is refranchising locations in several states to spur growth.

The restaurants will be operated by TravelCenters of America, the parent of Quaker Steak & Lube and nine other proprietary concepts.

Parent company Yum Brands warned of choppiness in the brand’s U.S. locations as the company shifts restaurants away from dine-in.

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive, " Mark Wasilefsky, head of the restaurant finance group for TD Bank, talks about financing.

The chain wants to double its overseas sales within five years and is eyeing the U.K. for new restaurants.

Operators say the company pressured suppliers not to attend a recent National Owners Association meeting.

Sun Holdings, which also owns the Taco Bueno brand and operates several franchises, bought locations in four states and the right to develop 47 more.

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," franchising experts Matthew Haller and Keith Miller debate the riskiness of operating a franchise business.

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