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Financing

Whataburger names Janelle Sykes CFO

The San Antonio-based burger chain also named Sylvester Johnson chief data and analytics officer.

Financing

A large Sonic franchisee declares bankruptcy

The franchisor plans to buy 73 Sonic locations from the franchisee, SD Holdings, which also operates MOD Pizza and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.

Parent company Restaurant Brands International is devoting time to a brand that has generated “disappointing results” in recent quarters.

The company’s chicken sandwich was one of the best new-product introductions in fast-food history.

The longtime executive previously led KFC in the South Pacific.

Same-store sales grew last month, according to Black Box, and the industry kept on hiring.

The company wasn't interested in something large, and Habit will give the company U.S. unit growth, says RB's The Bottom Line.

The chain reported its best same-store sales in six years, thanks in part to Beyond Sausage, but traffic is still down.

The company has reached an agreement with the convenience store chain to close the units by the end of this year.

KFC U.S. President Kevin Hochman will be interim president of the struggling chain, which also added two key executives.

The staff reduction is the latest in a series of massive changes at the Connecticut-based sandwich giant.

The newly created JDE Peet’s also named several new directors.

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