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Top 100 concepts that have closed

Even the indies holding strong on our current Top 100 ranking are feeling battered, showing that no operator can rest on their laurels in today’s tumultuous times.


100-unit Cafe Rio changes hands

The controlling stake was sold by one private-equity firm to another.

The acquisition will provide Panera with an entry into nontraditional sites, and reunite management with a brand Panera once owned and operated.

The Italian food hall chain is considering an offering and wants to fuel further expansion.

Despite higher costs, chains say the industry must be cautious about raising prices.

The movie theater-restaurant chain raised less than it originally planned.

A drop in the concept's comps and traffic is prompting the move.

The Italian chain is apparently looking for a buyer.

The radish—from the Latin word radix or root—is not exactly the youngest vegetable on the chopping block.

Global sales of fortified/functional beverages were projected to reach nearly $40 billion in 2005, according to Euromonitor International.

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