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Jonathan Maze

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Jonathan Maze

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Financing

Private-equity firms eyeing Potbelly

With activists pushing a potential sale, the sandwich chain gets indications of interest.

Operations

Value takes center stage, again, at quick-service chains

McDonald’s, Subway and others introduce new offers this week as industry competitiveness continues.

In a letter to employees, now-former CEO Ron Shaich details strong improvement.

The new Archburger would be made with sixth-pound, fresh-beef patties.

Roark and Arby's first inquired about buying the chain in February, before the stock plunged following CEO Sally Smith's resignation.

The burger chain’s stock surged more than 40%, making it the top-performing brand on Wall Street.

Former Burger King executive heads group buying 70 of the restaurants in Texas.

Shifting beverage consumption leads chains to change their drink offerings.

“Asset light,” “clean label” and “grocerant” are all terms we could do without.

Chain’s problems are difficult, which is why it shouldn’t limit its talent pool.

The 36 deals easily outdistanced brand acquisitions in 2016.

Chain taking its homemade root beer to the Midwestern small towns where it all started.

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