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Steak ‘n Shake reportedly hires restructuring advisors

The burger chain, which has been closing locations, has debt that comes due in March and is exploring out-of-court restructuring or a bankruptcy filing.


Dunkin’ had one huge advantage over Starbucks during the pandemic

The chain has a lot more drive-thru locations in the U.S., which helped it recover more quickly during quarantine, says RB’s the Bottom Line.

Sources say as many as 10% of the chain’s units closed, though the company says some were temporary, as the coronavirus accelerated its pullback.

Amici Partners Group said it intends to keep all 130 surviving locations open.

The Landry’s owner is reportedly in talks with the blank-check company Fast Acquisition Corp., says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The industry is active, focused on adding technology and expecting a quick turnaround.

Sales declined almost 20% last year and slowed in the last three months of 2020 as a surge in coronavirus infections hammered the industry.

Applications are open for the new grant program to benefit groups that have traditionally been “exploited and racialized to the benefit of their white counterparts,” the Foundation said.

The drive-thru burger chain has a new loyalty program, new franchisees and is testing a new kitchen design.

The RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” features James Walker, senior vice president of restaurants, with the venerable hot dog brand.

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