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Leadership

How True Food Kitchen plans to grow with a healthy menu

Christine Barone, CEO of the Oprah-backed upscale casual chain, talks about the market’s challenges and opportunities in this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive."

Financing

Big Burger King operator Carrols Restaurant Group adds a 2nd brand

The $238 million deal includes 55 Popeyes locations—a new brand for the company—and 166 Burger King restaurants.

While the chain’s founder expressed support for investor Starboard Value, he also accused the board of protecting its own interest.

Chains should have negotiated better rates with third-party providers, says RB’s The Bottom Line. It may be too late.

A run would not just tarnish the Starbucks founder’s image, but also that of the company, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

A hedge fund owned by the CEO of Biglari Holdings made a $20 million loan to the operator of Fatburger, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Blaze Pizza is the latest to test larger pizzas as it focuses more intently on delivery sales—pitting the chains directly against traditional players.

A Debtwire report suggested that buyers are concerned about the chain’s growth and its valuation.

A consolidation trend that started with supermarkets has spread to restaurant chains, and that has major implications for the industry, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chain expanded its all-you-can-eat hours, and sales have grown ever since.

The company is paying a group of financial institutions over negligence claims following a 2015 cyberattack.

Three years after filing for bankruptcy protection, the casual-dining chain is finding smaller units can work wonders.