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Sweetgreen says it is going public

The fast-casual salad chain made its long-rumored IPO plans official Monday, becoming the third restaurant chain to do so in the past two months.

Financing

Here comes Sweetgreen’s inevitable IPO

The tech-infused fast-casual salad chain’s public offering has been a long time coming but it already has a sky-high valuation, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The 32-unit chain is to be sold to Calvin Gin for a combination of assumed liabilities and a seller’s note as the company’s liquidation continues.

The drive-thru coffee chain, which is planning to go public, has grown quickly but not as quick as you’d think, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The buyer is a newly formed affiliate of Nicholas Perkins, an operator of 13 Fuddruckers units and a contract management company.

The franchise’s ongoing charges are higher than all but one other system, backing some operators who want them lowered. The company argues it has many other strengths that make it a better option.

Maribeth Dela Cruz, president of Jollibee North America, joins the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” to talk about the chain’s plan to grow in the U.S.

Chris Kempczinski is not dismissing the prospects of a comeback of its dining rooms, but he also acknowledges that takeout will dominate for a while.

Dive into RB's ranking of 2020's largest chains.

The PPP and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund may be done, but the agency's Emergency Injury Disaster Loan program still has money available for loans and grants.

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