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TGI Fridays to be acquired in a $380M deal

The transaction with Allegro Merger will once again make the granddaddy of the casual segment a public company.


Red Robin investor resubmits its purchase offer—this time, without rancor

Vintage Capital noted in its nonbinding bid that it is meeting with Red Robin’s leaders and hopes to keep the conversation “constructive.”

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

Management says the venerable Italian chain will use the filing to renegotiate leases on 37 closed sites.

Restaurant dealmaking is at its highest level in 11 years. The transactions record could be shattered if these blockbuster acquisitions, already the subjects of Wall Street speculation, should go down.

Bloomin' Brands agreed to add an industry veteran to its board under an agreement with Jana Partners, one of two shareholders that have been sympathetic to spinning off secondary brands.

A flurry of news reports say Starbucks is interested in buying the bakery chain. Neither party has commented on the speculation.

The bakery-cafe chain's pending acquisition by JAB Holdings is one of the biggest restaurant deals ever. Here are some other indications of the sale, along with metrics on what the transaction could mean for the industry.

The 46-unit chain is selling a minority interest to an investor in Bartaco and Airbnb.

Tava Kitchen has been acquired by Curry Up Now.

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