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Financing

Cava to acquire Zoes Kitchen for $300M

The fast-casual deal was largely financed by an investment from Panera Bread’s founder.

Operations

Did IHOP's publicity stunt hurt Applebee's?

This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.

The price of wings is down 32% over the past year as consumers shift toward boneless chicken, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The fast-casual chain, formerly known as Ruggles Green, plans to expand across Texas.

The company sold its 12.3% ownership stake to Inspire Brands.

A survey of 1,000 small business owners found pronounced differences in the business attitudes of male and female operators.

In short, be happy if you can get someone to take it off your hands, Advice Guy says.

A bacterium found in food left at improper temperatures is to blame for the recent outbreak that sickened nearly 700 in Ohio.

Also in this edition of RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive": upcoming menu trends.

With unemployment low, poorer service could be keeping some customers away, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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