Qdoba, Bob Evans and Taco Bell ready their menus for May


The Bottom Line: The fast-casual pizza chain was sold last week to Elite Restaurant Group. But few who’ve seen the finances believe the company can avoid closing large numbers of stores.

Retail Watch: The retail giant forged a partnership with Texas-based Mr Gatti’s Pizza, with plans to open outposts in nearly 100 stores.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently listed some of the biggest concerns franchisees expressed during public comments last year.

The classic casual-dining chain has reemerged in Burnsville, Minnesota, where it is playing on nostalgia while embracing modern tastes.