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Del Taco is considering a sale

The company is reportedly getting interest from both private-equity firms and strategic buyers.


Buffalo Wild Wings’ former activist takes a hit

Marcato Capital, which won a high-profile battle against the chicken wing chain, has reportedly seen its assets plunge, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The private-equity firm has been buying up stock in the sandwich chain. Exactly why is uncertain.

Size didn't seem to matter for this mixed bag of operators during their most recent quarters. Labor and traffic proved as much of a challenge for them as it did for chains of scale.

Brinker International said the redirections will set up the casual giant for extended growth.

The fast-casual sandwich chain is taking its offerings outside of California while evolving to meet the needs of changing consumers, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The barbecue chain says to-go comps at company stores rose 6.8%, holding the decline in overall same-store sales to 0.8%. Franchisees' domestic comps rose 0.7%.

The polished-casual chain said it is also open to a significant “strategic” equity investment.

This week’s edition of "A Deeper Dive" features Steve Johnson, CEO of the massive airport operator.

Increasing traffic is still a challenge in casual dining, as these three brands showed in their most recent financial results.

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