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Restaurant buyers look for big deals

With the industry facing an uncertain future, investors are hunting big game while treading lightly around risk.


5 reasons McDonald’s Beyond Meat test is big

RB’s The Bottom Line takes a look at the giant’s surprising announcement of a plant-based burger test in Canada, and what it means for the company and plant-based products in general.

The fast-food giant has an agreement with Keurig Dr Pepper to sell McCafe packaged coffee in retail outlets.

Rather than give the company long-term growth, it led investors to force a sale and the company’s ultimate breakup, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

A bankruptcy court approved the $37 million acquisition after no other bids were received.

The private equity firm has completed its purchase of the chain operator and is flipping the steakhouse concepts while keeping Barcelona and Bartaco.

Founder Jimmy John Liautaud to step down as chairman as the sandwich chain is folded into the multi-brand company.

After nearly 200 locations closed over the past two years, the company has increased franchisee support and digital sales and says things are turning around.

Closures by retail chains like Fred’s and GameStop continue a brutal pattern in 2019, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The fast-casual seafood concept has partnered with former NFL player Mac Haik, who now owns a “large stake” in the 23-unit brand.

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