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Jonathan Maze


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State of California orders Burgerim to refund franchise fees

The state accused the fast-casual burger franchise of taking $57 million in franchise fees from 1,500 investors. The problems were detailed in an RB investigation last year.


In the chicken sandwich business, Chick-fil-A remains king

Data from Edison Trends also shows the challenges McDonald’s faces in getting its market share back from Popeyes.

Investors are increasingly using “loan-to-own” strategies to take control of restaurant chains, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

With cases going down and vaccines ramping up, many believe that the end of the era of quarantines is near, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The burger chain, which was considering bankruptcy, has paid off its loan and then sued Fortress Investment Group for allegedly trying to take the company over.

The Mexican fast-food chain will test the “Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco” in Nashville and Charlotte next month.

Customers flush with stimulus cash ordered more premium items, pushing same-store sales up 12.5%.

New data suggests wide gaps in the ability to pay between independent restaurants and their chain counterparts.

With so many virtual brands now occupying excess kitchen space at casual-dining restaurants, RB’s The Bottom Line wonders what happens when dine-in customers return.

Missouri Jack, which operates locations in Missouri and Illinois, cited competition for sales problems and a dispute with its lender.

The lender, which has controlled the eatertainment chain since last year, was named the stalking horse bidder for the chain, but other potential buyers are lurking.

RB’s The Bottom Line examines the debate over technology fees between the company and its owners, and why it matters.

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