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Financing

S&P downgrades a huge Pizza Hut, Wendy’s franchisee

The credit downgrade for NPC International is another sign of the financial pressure franchisees are under, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Kona Grill and its former CEO go to war

Lawsuits between the chain and former Chief Executive Jim Kuhn paint a picture of a company that grew too fast, then cut too many costs to survive, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The fast-casual pizza chain has struggled with closing units and falling sales.

The company’s decision to drop its semicustomizable sandwiches comes as the chain focuses more on speed, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The struggling casual-dining chain appointed a restructuring specialist as CEO and said a bankruptcy filing is possible.

On this week’s edition of "A Deeper Dive," White Castle CEO Lisa Ingram talks about the chain’s introduction of the Impossible Slider.

Karen Garcia takes on the role of vice president of franchise relations as tensions with operators appear to ease.

A shift to convenience, and too much debt, made it tough for the pizza chain to thrive, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Restaurants are raising prices for delivery as providers ease requirements, and they say they've had little pushback from customers.

Despite favorable regulations, small companies still struggle to gain traction on the public markets, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The board of directors said that the $11.75-per-share proposal “dramatically undervalues the company.”

The company also said that industry veteran George Condos has joined its board of directors.