Financing

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Financing

Cracker Barrel to invest up to $140M in Punch Bowl Social

The deal gives the highway-side family dining chain a noncontrolling stake in the “eatertainment” concept.

Financing

Ares Management invests in Cooper’s Hawk

The deal is expected to help fuel the chain’s continued growth.

The proposed $58 million offering could end a long dry period and make the public markets available to small chains again, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The coffee chain is sharing technology with Brightloom, formerly known as Eatsa, which also raised $30 million.

Despite a booming economy, the industry has been hit with high labor costs and falling traffic, but things are looking up.

Standard and Poor’s lowered its rating on the chain’s debt, saying it has an “elevated risk for a debt restructuring.”

The chain’s sale to Ares Management shows again that companies rethinking the restaurant business can fetch strong valuations, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Onex Group said it has a deal to sell the Alabama-based chain to an undisclosed buyer and triples its investment.

As fast-food chains up their quality, prices increase, and customers might think twice, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Vintage Capital noted in its nonbinding bid that it is meeting with Red Robin’s leaders and hopes to keep the conversation “constructive.”

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