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Jonathan Maze

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Financing

McDonald’s operators say remodels are a financial risk

Franchisees say that as much as 40% of the system would not qualify for lease renewal if sales don’t grow as projected.

Marketing

Papa John’s introduces new loyalty program

The pizza chain says Papa Rewards will give out points faster than before.

The company's stock is at a low point, which could be a challenge for the company as activists push a sale, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The adviser will review the company’s financial prospects.

Inspire now operates brands that generate more than $12 billion in annual system sales.

Same-store sales rose for the sixth straight month, but traffic is still a problem.

This week’s edition of RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive," explores the growing tension between franchisors and their franchisees.

The QSR operator expects to make more specific deals, such as its purchase of QuikOrder, and won’t rule out a brand acquisition, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The purchase of US Beef Corp. gives the Applebee’s operator its fourth brand and more than 1,200 locations.

The company is acquiring QuikOrder in a bid to improve its online ordering capabilities.

Stocks fell Tuesday amid economic concerns, which only adds to potential problems facing restaurants, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Fat Brands adds its seventh brand with the purchase of the seven-unit chain.