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El Torito owner buys 2 more casual Mexican brands

The deal expands Xperience Restaurant Group’s holdings to nine brands and 62 restaurants.


McDonald’s under fire for Steve Easterbrook’s exit deal

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, plus a pair of institutional investors, are questioning why Easterbrook was able to keep stock options after his firing.

In his latest interview, the company’s founder continued his criticism of the chain and its quality, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

An easier-to-develop Punch Bowl prototype was shuttered after four months.

The company agreed to change certain practices related to overtime pay and meal breaks to settle a 6-year-old California complaint.

With sales improving, the chain is planning incentives to encourage development, but franchisee relations and labor costs are hurdles.

Silicon Valley investors are making yet another big bet on a changing restaurant industry, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Bruce Dean, CEO of the family-dining chain, joins "A Deeper Dive" to discuss the challenges of finding workers for a growing company.

Private-equity group Apollo Global Management is exploring a sale of the burrito chain less than two years after its acquisition.

The company said its comparable-store sales have increased for nine straight years, but wage inflation hurt store profits last quarter.

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