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A Papa John's sale is no slam dunk

A report suggests bidders are backing off a complete purchase, which sent the company’s stock sinking, says RB’s The Bottom Line.


McDonald’s to give operators more time on remodels

The company will let some franchisees wait until 2021 or 2022 to complete store overhauls.

The decline, according to Debtwire, has come just a year after the chain was sold.

But both brands have seen same-store sales slowdowns in recent years, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Despite some big crowds, more people are staying home to shop this season, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Customers flocked to chicken and steak chains and away from sports bars, according to the latest Technomic Chain Restaurant Index.

The $300M deal, funded largely by former Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich’s group, creates a Mediterranean fast-casual brand with more than 300 units.

This week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive" features R.J. Melman, president of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

Lenny Comma says operators are “looking for performance to improve.”

The chain, which lost $33.6 million in 2018, remains uncertain whether it can stay in business.