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Calling it "exhausting political theater," the chain isn't taking sides but wants to reward "those with the stamina to watch." Drinking whenever the former president's name is mentioned is optional.

Meridian Restaurants, the large operator that declared bankruptcy in March, is selling 67 of its 91 remaining restaurants to several different franchisees as well as the brand following an auction this month.

A Deeper Dive: The longtime industry executive and investor discusses what it takes to build the brand collector. He also discusses restaurant delivery, menu prices and mergers and acquisitions.

The sandwich giant, which is being sold to Roark Capital, told franchisees that they must accept mobile app discounts by Dec. 28. A lot of the brand’s operators were not pleased.