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Is the plant-based meat trend overheating?

More chains are pushing fake meat even as sales at other chains falter, says RB’s The Bottom Line.


Will Potbelly be pressured by a new activist?

180 Degree Capital Corp. has raised its stake in the struggling sandwich chain.

The company said it is monitoring the operating hours of all of its locations in the country amid the fast-growing outbreak.

On Monday, Bar Louie and the owner of Village Inn and Bakers Square became the latest restaurant chains to file for federal debt protection. Here's a roundup of recent filings.

Bankruptcy filings by Bar Louie, Krystal and American Blue Ribbon all reflect the industry’s competitive and operational challenges, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The pub chain says it has a stalking horse bidder and three other parties interested in an acquisition.

Kevin Johnson’s pay package increased 36% in the company’s past fiscal year, thanks largely to incentives.

American Blue Ribbon Holdings closed 33 locations as it continues to lose money.

Hedge fund Arex Capital Management has talked with the struggling parent company of Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical about changes in strategy and operations.

A group of operators has formed a franchisee association to represent their interests amid continued uncertainty about the company’s future.

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